BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2018
The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino offers a full and generous personality with layers of dark fruit, cola, rosemary and balsam herb. This is a medium to full-bodied Sangiovese with lots of ripe fruit, soft tannins and rich texture. Like many of the Brunellos from this vintage, this wine offers an accessible side that makes it easy to drink without waiting too much longer. Production is 40,000 bottles.
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2017
"The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino shows some ripe, hot-vintage fruit with baked cherry and strawberry confit. There is a softness to the wine, which is enhanced by bigger fruit weight and fiber and more of those dark fruit characteristics. Sangiovese always counters with fresch acidity, and this element helps to balance out this wine on the mid-weight finish."
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2016: 94+ POINTS
''The Tenuta di Sesta 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Duelecci Ovest is only made in the best years. The wine represents a special selection of fruit thatc an either come from hte ''Ovest'' (west) or ''Est'' (east) side of the Duelecci site, depending on the weather. The soil are very rocky on the east side, making that parcel better in the cool vintages. They are thinner on the west side, and the grapes here perform better in the warm vintages. There's a little doubt, I think, that the sunny 2015 vintage would draw its fruit from the sunset die. This is an immediately attractive and generous expression that doles out dark fruit followed by soice, earth, candiedn orange and wilted blue flower. to the aplate, it delivers a broad and powerful performance, although you don't get same etched or super focused characteristics that we saw in 2016. That slightly softer approach makes this a great choice for your favorite steak dinner. A mere 4.000 bottles were made.''
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2014- 92 POINTS
The Tenuta di Sesta' s 2014 Brunello opens to an evolved appareance that showcases dark garnet saturation. However, this expression is also thicker and slightly more concentrated compared to any of its peers in this vintage. 2014, the wines are lighter, generally speaking. You get a bright bouquet with crisp aromas of wild berry, blue flower and spice. The thinness of this vintage is apparent to the palate. This is a compact and streamlined Brunello with medium lenght.
Drink date: 2020-2030
The Tenuta di Sesta' s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a velvety and sultry wine that boasts classic lines and genorous fruit aromas. Released five years after the harvest, this expression of Sangiovese shows aged and open-knit characteristics with dried currant, forest floor, earth and plenty of blue might try a traditional Tuscan dish of pappardelle alla lepre for this one.
Drink date: 2021-2035
93+ POINTS- BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2013: Here’s a fresh and lovely red wine from Southern Tuscany.
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino offers a very bright and lively quality of fruit that you don’t often get with Brunello, a wine that ages for five years before its commercial release. You taste the cherry and dried raspberry here in all their purity and glory. The wine continues to the palate with softness and silky lines.
92 POINTS- BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2014: The Tenuta di Sesta 2014 Brunello di Montalcino opens to an evolved appearance that showcases dark garnet saturation. However, this expression is also thicker and slighlty more concentrated compared to any of its peers in this vintage. 2014 , the wines are lighter, generally speaking. You get a bright bouquet with crisp aromas of wild berry, blue flower and spice. The thinness of the vintage is apparent to the palate. This is a compact and streamlined Brunello with medium length. Some 30.000 bottles are made.
Drink date 2020-2030
92 POINTS- BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2012: The Tenuta di Sesta 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Docg presents evolved aromas of dried fruit, leather, spices and pipe tobacco. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with reddish colors that resemble brick or terracotta. These characteristics give the wine a savory and rugged quality that will appeal to those who love the tastes and flavors of aged sangiovese. Despite the wine's untamed personality, it does offer subdued finesse in the mouth. This wine gives you the typicity of sangiovese as well as the elegance of an Italian classic.
90 POINTS- BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DCG 2011: The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows aromas of candied fruit and cassis that are tight and precious. This wine does not share the wide and expansive personality of many of the other Brunellos produced in this warm vintage. Instead, this expression is more introspective and timid. Those delicate berry notes are followed by cola, balsam herb and licorice root. The wine is streamlined and simple and this comes as a pleasant surprise given the much meatier and heftier characteristics of its peers.
94 points- BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 TENUTA DI SESTA: The elegant 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows an impressive degree of inner grace and
harmony. This wine expresses itself articulately with the softest tones. No part of its
message is too loud. In fact, it whispers seductively with small fruit aromas, forest bramble,
root beer, dried herb and balsam notes. The effect is feminine and finessed. Polished
tannins make way for fresh acidity and long persistency. This Brunello sees 30 months of
aging in large oak casks and is fermented with indigenous yeasts.