A little deeper in colour than the Fuligni and more prominent dark fruit. Dark cherry, dry herb… sage maybe, a touch of orange peel (that’s meant to be Nebbiolo’s domain). More power, with a firm acid and tannin profile. Yet a sensational wine and possibly more impressive due to its extra power, thought that isn’t everything. I need both Costanti and Fuligni in my cellar and so should you. Ian Cook, FWC.
The Conti Costanti 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is nicely layered and concentrated, with an immediate delivery of black fruit, spice and potting soil. This vintage shows a savory personality more than it shows a sweet one, and the tannins are quite soft and velvety. This is an open-knit Brunello from a hot and dry vintage to drink in the medium-term. Drink 2024-2038. 93 Points. Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate.