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Community Tasting Notes (7) Avg Score: 88.1 points

  • My final bottle, I think, and that's a shame, as this wine has plenty of very fine days yet ahead. Audozed for 6 hours, this presented in a classic style, with well-delineated layers of red fruit, and a resonating sense of place and time. Seemed to shift about each 15 minutes with new, just as interesting aromas and flavors. Easily transported me to their organic farm, and their genuine warmth. Bravo, Flavio! 14,0%, with a great fill, moderate sediment, and a perfect cork. highly recommended+

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  • This bottle was one in a brace of Brunellos, generously shared and curated by our friend Tim.

    Served blind after a lengthy slow-ox, I knew we were drinking Brunello di Montalcino but that’s it. Visually, there were no obvious signs of age. Initially quite reticent, I found this slow to come around but after an hour or so in the glass, it became quite the charmer! Tart cherries, black tea, earth and minerals. Long, lip smacking finish. Great balance. Seemed ultra traditional to me.

    Revealed to be a 1997 “La Palazzetta” Riserva. There seemed to be a youthfulness about this wine that belied its 23 years of age. I have little doubt that we’ll stores examples will be drinking well in 2030. Killer with meal of certified Piedmontese eye of ribeye and simple pasta with red sauce.

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  • Fully mature, and stunning with just 90 minutes of aeration. A dark ruby core with a little tawny at the rim. The nose is closed at first, earthy. The second glass reveals a well-balanced, medium-bodied wine with soil and dark cherry, citurs and black raspberry notes; some dried herbs, leather and truffle. The third glass adds considerable weight, nearly doubling the volume; the finish adds length - some brown sugar and dark spices emerge. By the fourth (i.e. final) glass, the perfumes are full bore, the body is now med+, though the acids remain cool, the tannins fine and lightly sweet; some savory. Tasting notes have this in the grave since the start, no, this wine is at its apogee now and for the next 5 years at least. A genuinely lovely, mature and well-developed Brunello; glad to have another in the cellar. 14,0% abv. highly recommended

    Served non-blind; cork 2/3 soaked, great fill, lots of fine sediment. Served at 59F, best at ~ 67F. Fantastic.

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  • I preferred the 1998 non-reserve. This lacked the acidity and the fruit has faded.

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  • nice ruby color, clear and with dark fruit , fresh leather , full bodied with silky but firm tannins and a long finish. very enjoiable Brunello , you can't say it have already 13 years !

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2003, IWC Issue #110, (See more on Vinous...)

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