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1997 Lisini - Brunello di Montalcino Ugolaia

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 92 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Sangiovese
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SKU: 45366-1997-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Bright, deep red. Aromas of roasted redcurrant, plum and game. Dense, fat and rich, with lush flavors of meat and earth. Could use a bit more verve and complexity, but has solid underlying structure. (Empson U.S.A., Alexandria, VA.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Fabulous bottle. Very, very classy aromas of freshly cut flowers, crushed berries, with hints of cedar. Full-bodied, yet extremely reserved, with fine tannins and impressive fruit. However, it's all in balance. It goes on and on. 833 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Ugolaia is a selection of the best lots. Solid and dark in color, its nose expresses wild cherries, kirsch, plums, tar, and minerals. Powerful and muscular, but not at the expense of the tannins smoothness, its sweet fruit and chocolate flavors are unending. The finish shows the freshness which is Bernabeis signature. One of the historic labels of Montalcino, this house has everything going for it: a fine name, excellent vineyards, and one of Tuscanys most renowned consultants, Franco Bernabei. A guarantee, in short, and this years wines confirm it.
    Author: Daniel Thomases
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Tried in 2006. Very lush, rich goes well with red meats. Some sediment already but will continue to improve with age. Try in 2008
    Drink Dates: 2007-2020
    Author: Reed D

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 233 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 43 collectors)