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2004 Altesino Rosso Toscana Sangiovese

Italy Tuscany

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Professional Reviews

Score: 90 Rated By : Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Jan-2006

Member Reviews


Altesino Rosso di Altesino Sangiovese 2004
Drink with Food
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.

Rated  on May 22, 2008

Like almost all Italian wines, it needs to food to be complete.  The mushrooms and light strawberries are the best attributes, the oak and dust are the worst.  Drink now or over the next 4 years.

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Altesino Rosso di Altesino Sangiovese 2004
No big deal for me
John N.
John N.

Rated  on May 12, 2008

Not all that impressive. I am not certain where some of the high scores from professional reviewers 90 points came from. A decent wine, good balance, although the overall impression was a little dry and dusty for me. There is some fruit in there, but it is not at all prominent. Perhaps it's a matter of taste/preference, and this wine does not match mine.

Regardless, it certainly benefited from some "air time". I would let it breathe for at least 1 hour, maybe more. Might be worth decanting.

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Altesino Rosso di Altesino Sangiovese 2004
Wow
Yuichi  S.
Yuichi S.

Rated  on May 05, 2008

Initially, nose of paint thinner. It's been in the 70s in NYC, so the wine was a bit too warm, so I put it in the fridge to cool it. After 1 hr, the heat went away and the nose was filled with berries and wet thick dirt. Taste of berries, earth, mouthcoating, med-full body, med finish (10sec). I think RP said it's like a baby brunello, it did remind me of one (however to note, my experiences with brunello's is limited). This is a blend of new world and old, but skewing towards the old. Goes well with food. Had with pork piccata and pastini with porcini's cooked in the style of risotto. Perfect match. Great bargain @ $13. Should get more. I think this is the 1st time I've had a Rosso, I should try more.

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