1997 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino 750ml

Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino/ Red / Sangiovese
1997 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino
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International Wine Cellar | 91

($57) Opaque ruby with dark garnet hues. Intense aromas of incense, nutmeg and cinnamon lead to flavors of blackberry, chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Densely structured, with palate-coating gauzy tannins and a decidedly mineral edge to the finish. Though it lacks the excitement of the best wines of the vintage, this is a fine offering from Frescobaldi Montalcino estate. (Paterno Imports, Chicago, IL)

Author: Edward Beltrami
Issue: Issue 103

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Wine Advocate | 88

The 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo is an earthy, herbaceous effort with a dark plum/ruby color as well as a sweet bouquet of cherries, compost, underbrush, and Asian spices. Medium-bodied, dry, and angular, with complex aromatics, it is hard to say in what direction this wine will go, but I would opt for drinking it over the next 8-10 years.

Drink Dates: 2002-2012
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 144

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Wine Spectator | 96

Superbly crafted. Pretty aromas of black cherry, cream and licorice. Full-bodied, yet incredibly tight and smooth, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long, velvety finish. 12,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2004+
Author: James Suckling


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Author: Kenny G
Trust Rating: 3
Tasted On: 05/21/2014
Drink Dates: 2002-2012

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Score: 90
Author: Leftymtb
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 04/03/2011
Score: 92
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 03/27/2011
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Author: Jeff
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/21/2010
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Score: 92
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 07/07/2010
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