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1997 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli
- Brunello di Montalcino
Community Tasting Notes 93
N.Bonaparte wrote: (95 points)
March 16, 2017 - Wow- needs 20 min in the glass to open up. Outstanding balance, spice box and great lingering finish. Certainly in prime with ability to age 10 more years but will not improve. What a great wine. Great value.1 person found this helpful Comment
psmith wrote: (92 points)
February 10, 2017 - Dark, and more than a bit funky. Full of earth-driven, more mushroomy tones and black fruits. Mature, but large-scaled and still a firm, fine tannic frame that's a bit obtrusive. Decanting could probably help. Nice wine.
February 4, 2017 - tannish burgundy red, medium clarity, brickish hue
Nose: blackberry, cassis, leather, cola, orange rind, juniper berries, black pepper, vanilla, green herbs, oak
Pal: blackberry, cassis, plum, leather, wet earth, tar, cola, orange rind, bay leaf, juniper berries, dark chocolate, black pepper, smoke, stem, tannins, oak, some complexity
Feel: full, acidic
(definitely not ready, tight, needs more time)
nectar14 Likes this wine:
October 11, 2016 - Nice wine, consumed rather quick at a party/offline. Still some richness in the well focused dusty fruit, with nice Sangio tang and pleasant finish. Good drinking now and several more years.
Anonymous wrote: (92 points)
September 15, 2016 - Best bottle yet. At peak. Decanted for an hour
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By John Gilman
May/Jun 2011, Issue #33, Brunello di Montalcino- Where Has the Magic Gone?
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
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By Edward Beltrami
July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)
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- Vintage 1997
- Type Red
- Producer Altesino
- Varietal Sangiovese
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Montosoli
- Country Italy
- Region Tuscany
- SubRegion Montalcino
- Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
- UPC Code 8016763151035
- Pending Delivery 16 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,178 (63%)
- Consumed 687 (37%)
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