2004 Conti Costanti Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva

September 17, 2014

Name:Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva
Vintage:2004
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Sangiovese
Producer:Conti Costanti
Region:Italy / Toscana / Montalcino
Alcohol:13.5%

Excellent traditional Riserva, but it shouldn’t be drunk yet. It feels like chasing a great wine i.e. you can sense it, but not enjoy fully. This gem needs cellar time. Even more so than the Costanti “normale”.

1998 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino

September 16, 2014

Name:Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage:1998
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Sangiovese
Producer:Conti Costanti
Region:Italy / Toscana / Montalcino
Alcohol:n/a

Oh, this is clearly a “no-frills” Brunello. Very dry, very serious. To the point of maybe considering fruit its enemy:). However, if you feel like you want that austere, reclusive, mushroom and underbrush-kinda-experience, this will tickle your fancy just right. It’s a character and I like it for it.