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2010 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino


  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino

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  • chablis28 wrote: 94 points

    August 11, 2021 - As the special forces guys say, "slow is smooth, smooth is fast." This is evolving nicely picking up tertiary notes of mushroom, leather, forest floor and dried fruit. An elegant early mature stage at 11yrs out. Didn't see a lot of air as I took it to a fun little Sicilian styled restaurant in Hannibal MO. Home of Mark Twain. Reminded me quite a bit of Galena Il 30 minutes from where I grew up. Hannibal is another great little Mississippi river town! I can't see this ever being near a 100pt wine as James Suckling forecasted but, it will continue to gracefully evolve into a nice old school BdM that might hit 95-96pts for me in 3 -5 yr and hang around till age 20? I have a couple more to find out. The nose is really spouting some cool; earth, roses & underbrush. This btl saw about 45 minutes in my glass & btl at the venue before drinking in earnest. It really doesn't need a ton of air to display it best traits of the moment. I see this peaking in 3-5yrs tops.

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  • DCHawkeye commented:

    8/16/21, 10:07 PM - Nice note - I grew up in a town in NE Iowa about 1.5 hours west of Galena, and just drive through there last month! (Oh, and always discount a Suckling score by at LEAST 5 points, especially his multitude of 100 pt wines.) But on its best days, this is a great Brunello, and easily a 95+ pointer.

  • chablis28 commented:

    8/17/21, 5:27 AM - Thanks DC Hawkeye, my wife & I are from Dubuque originally. Minneapolis since 1982. U of I grad. Looks like you have similar cellar composition to mine & many cool btls.


  • DCHawkeye commented:

    8/19/21, 9:38 PM - Go Hawkeyes! (Born and raised in Oelwein, and U of I Class of '81!)

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