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International Wine Cellar
Author: Edward Beltrami
Issue: Issue 103
($54) Intense dark garnet. An enticing medley of aromas includes sweet pipe tobacco, anise, white pepper and mint. Ripe plum and pure cherry flavors are enveloped by mouthcoating gauzy tannins, with a note of licorice adding complexity to the substantial finish. This glossy, racy wine is a compelling example of Brunello. (Empson USA, Alexandria, VA)
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Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: Tuscany I
Dark red. The 1997 Brunello opens with a perfumed nose followed by complex nuances of red cherries, tobacco, cocoa and spices that develop in the glass. It offers great length and balance along with a resonating note of alcoholic warmth on the finish. Delicate in its personality yet supported by notable structure, it comes across as incredibly youthful considering it is nearly a decade old. Readers lucky enough to own this wine should feel no rush to drink this, as it likely has another 15 years of prime drinking ahead of it.
A rich yet refined red. Super-plummy on the nose, with hints of fresh spices. Full-bodied and wonderfully polished, with beautiful tannins and lots of fruit and spices. Long, long finish.
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 05/31/2011
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