2010 Sesti “Monteleccio” Castello di Argiano, Montalcino Rosso, Tuscany Italy.
This brilliant effort from Sesti is a big step up for this wine and highlights a wonderfully performing vintage for Rosso di Montalcino wines, these baby Brunelli wines are stunning and almost as good as any top Brunello wines to drink now. Being under the radar is giving customers a great chance to load up on some remarkable Sangiovese at really fair prices, especially pleasing is this 2010 Sesti Monteleccio with old world charms, good density and length. This wine is like smoking a fine Cuban cigar while eating chocolate covered cherries, with dried roses and minty herbs on the nose leads to a palate of earthy character with dusty raspberry, strawberry and dark plum fruit, truffle, blonde tobacco, licorice and coco powder all add to the complexity. The richness is lifted by freshness coming from focused acidity and light cedar spiced wood, this is a classy wine that is a stunning value and the best yet I’ve tasted from this lovely estate.
($25 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive