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1997 Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino

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WA 91
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Quick Overview

This wine is a brilliant ruby red, tending toward brownish red when aged...

Product Overview

This wine is a brilliant ruby red, tending toward brownish red when aged. Its bouquet is intense, pure and refined, reminiscent of sweet violet, tobacco and chocolate with pleasant hints of wild berries and vanilla. Flavour fully confirms these expectations. The alcohol is well-balanced and the wine is full-bodied with good tannins and a very solid structure.

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1997
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Producer Altesino
Region Tuscany
Color Red
Country Italy
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Price $60.00

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 91
Altesino's medium to full-bodied 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a dense ruby/garnet color in addition to aromas of creosote, new saddle leather, figs, plums, dried herbs, and white flowers. It is a meaty, complex, accessible, concentrated yet still young, vigorous Brunello with good underlying acidity and moderate tannin. It can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years. -Robert Parker

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 91
Wonderfully floral aromas, with plenty of ripe fruit and hints of minerals and spices. Full-bodied and chunky, with well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Fresh and refined. Best after 2003. 5,000 cases made. –JS
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