Red

1997 Ruffino Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Greppone Mazzi

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino
Drink between 2003 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • pavel_p wrote: 89 points

    April 13, 2019 - First bottle from a recently purchased case. Was tempted given the quality of the 97 Brunello vintage but this is nothing to get too excited about, and confirms my view that for the vast majority of producers, 97/98/99 should be drunk sooner than later. Clear bricking towards a translucent rim. Nose with some herbs and dried fruit but not particularly expressive, a touch oxidative, initially medium tannins which soften with air, overall mellow and round palate, leather, muted finish. Would drink up as this will get more oxidative

  • bobweis Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 14, 2017 - I usually dislike Sangiovese as big as this is, but how can you not love it—especially as it adds a bit of complexity to its richness? And this is fresh as a rookie 20 years after vintage. In decanter now and we will see if there is further evolution. I am betting yes.

  • affordableCollector wrote: 86 points

    September 4, 2014 - red, orange, in the color. black fruit, spice, on the nose. blackberry, pepper, earth, slight touch of va, on the palate. medium acid, medium tannins, on the finish.

  • bacchus wrote: 90 points

    August 31, 2013 - visiting with uncle marty and aunt betty . shared with um, ab, rick, janice, vicki, leslie and pat. beautiful dark color. no browning or fading. fragrant nose. medium mouth feel. still a little rough around the edges. unlike other tasters, i find unresolved tannins. may not improve but will certainly be good a year from now. i find that at this stage of development, my bottle has more to offer than is described by other tasters. perhaps not complex but substantial and interesting. wish i had purchased more.

  • FLI Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 21, 2013 - Fairly new world in style - well rounded fruit is the dominate characteristic. Little tannic or earthy structure. Very pleasant drinking. Not likely to improve from here.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ruffino
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Tenuta Greppone Mazzi
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Montalcino
  • Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
  • UPC Code 8001660137053

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 214 (59%)
  • Consumed 151 (41%)

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