Tasting Notes

Conti Costanti Rosso, Brunello, Riserva Mixed 6PK
Includes -
3x 2019 Rosso di Montalcino
2x 2017 Brunello di Montalcino
1x 2016 Riserva Brunello di Montalcino
 
Conti Costanti Rosso di Montalcino 2019
The 2019 Rosso di Montalcino is deep, primary and full of character. Here I'm finding a seductive bouquet of black raspberry preserves complemented by nuances of clove, allspice and candied ginger. Its textures are silky and pliant, displaying much more weight than you'd expect from a Rosso, which is balanced by a core of bright acidity. Rich red and hints of blue fruit prevail, lasting throughout the incredibly long and floral tinged finale, where a coating of sweet tannin lingers. As good as this is today, it will be even better in another year and easily excel over short-term cellaring. There were only 10,000 bottles produced of the 2019, which is about half of what was bottled in 2018. Don't miss it! Tasted November 2021. Drink 2022 – 2029. Eric Guido for Antonio Galloni
 
Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 2017
An alluring, spicy and dusty mix of cherry and raspberry preserves, crushed stone and dusty flowers is lifted by cedar shavings and dried citrus peels as the majestic 2017 Brunello di Montalcino blossoms in the glass. This is fleshy yet delicate in feel, displaying pure ripe red berry fruit, nicely contrasted by salty mineral tones, and lacking only a bit of midpalate depth that might take it to the next level. It tapers off long while leaving the mouth watering for more, as a gentle tug of tannin slowly fades under rosy inner florals. Andrea Costanti didn't produce a Riserva in 2017, and so all of that juice was used to try to bolster the Brunello. From what I've tasted, I'd say he succeeded. Tasted October 2021. Drink 2024 – 2029. Eric Guido for Antonio Galloni
 
Conti Costanti Riserva Brunello di Montalcino 2016
A deeply sensual bouquet of freshly sliced plums, crushed violets, mentholated herbs and Tuscan dust rises up from the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. This is deeply textural while also cool-toned and refined, with mineral-tinged red and black berries cascading across a core of brisk acidity. Tension builds throughout, as grippy tannins mount toward the close, nicely contrasted by a burst of sour citrus. There's a crystalline structure to the 2016 that tempts the imagination as to what the future will bring, and it tapers off long, youthfully poised, yet also remarkably fresh. Time will only increase the depths of the 2016 Riserva, a wine that seriously look forward to tasting again in five to ten years. Tasted October 2021. Eric Guido for Antonio Galloni