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

IWC
92

International Wine Cellar Author: Edward Beltrami Issue: Issue 103

($90) Intense garnet with ruby reflections. Opens with wonderfully sweet tobacco scents and spicy cedar. In the mouth there are nicely delineated, fresh flavors of anise, mocha and roasted coffee, the whole supported by very soft tannins, and the rather smoky close conveying an essence of raspberry. Although there are no hard edges in this sleek and mellifluous medium-bodied wine, it does not possess quite the depth and concentration of the best Brunellos of this vintage. (Winebow, Hokokus, NJ)

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Community Reviews

93

Thanos Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 05/14/2012

deep red, musty interesting aromas, still young can live well another 5 years. Long

92

Jeffrey M989 Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 06/01/2011 Drink Dates: 2010

Good, but seems to be on its way down. Brick color at edges. Still some nice Sangiovese fruit on the nose, but mostly gone on the palate. Crisp acidity and fairly tannic.

90

Conrad K Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 11/26/2010 Drink Dates: 2010-2020

Brooding dark fruit on the nose and palate. Nice finish. This is a very backward Brunello that still needs time to develop. Good balance at this point and will get better.

89

Dana G77 Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 12/31/2009

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