Poured into decanter and drank over 90 min. A healthy garnet with very little bricking. Immediately upon opening rather flat but requires only minimal air (20-30 min) to transform into a very elegant and fine Brunello with a medium (-) body, beautiful bright dark and red fruit and the usual earthy notes. Tannins are fully integrated. Medium (-) length. If any criticism then it's that Frescobaldi did not manage to achieve a bit more concentration in this great 97 vintage on the mid-palate which feels a bit thin. With increasing air the brightness fades though and you end up with a more earthy Brunello, so would suggest only a very short decant if at all. This has peaked in my eyes and has started it's gentle decline so drink up. 92-
Drank at J$ last nite. I've had this wine before and my notes are consistent. Pale color, more bricking than I recall. Nose a bit musty, lots of mushroom and earth, tobacco and some coffee beans. Fruit has faded a bit as has this wine. Drink up.
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