1997 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ripe al Convento) 750ml

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1997 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ripe al Convento)
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Wine Spectator | 98

Unbelievable Brunello. This is the essence of Sangiovese fruit, with masses of ripe plum and blueberry character--almost jammy. It soon turns to mint and freshly cut fruit and flowers. Full-bodied, with thick and chewy tannins. It is a wine that changes with every taste. Give it time in the glass to show you what it has. This is a sleeping giant. 2,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2008+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 95
Author: Arnie
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/01/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2018
Score: 92
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 05/07/2009
Score: 88
Author: Brad Coelho
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/18/2008
Drink Dates: 04/01/2008
Site Blog: Unidentified Appellation Now don'tget me wrong, I enjoyed this wine as I found it to be a sound and moderately expressive version of Brunello, but it simply was un-exciting. The scents of tobacco leaf, currant, cherry and peppery fruit were very 'correct,? but also quite dull. The attack was the strongest characteristic of this wine, as the mid-palate was clipped by excessive alcoholic heat and the chalky, splintered tannic finish kept this wine from achieving any form of greatness.
More Vintages and Sizes of CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ripe al Convento):

2007 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)

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