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1997 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino 750ml
1997 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino
Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino
Red / Sangiovese
1997 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino
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Professional Reviews

IWC
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International Wine Cellar Author: Edward Beltrami Issue: Issue 103

($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)

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WA
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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 144

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.

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WS
96

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

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.

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Community Reviews

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

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Leftymtb Trust Rating: 93 Tasted On: 04/03/2011

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RDV Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 03/27/2011

Jeff Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 09/21/2010

Sold @ $80 to Norm

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gotwine Trust Rating: 86 Tasted On: 07/07/2010

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