1997 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ripe al Convento) 750ml

Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino/ Red / Sangiovese   |     Watch

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Arnie
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/01/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2018

Rating: 92
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 05/07/2009

Rating: 88
Author: Brad Coelho
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/18/2008
Drink Dates: 04/01/2008
Site Blog: Unidentified Appellation Now don'tget me wrong, I enjoyed this wine as I found it to be a sound and moderately expressive version of Brunello, but it simply was un-exciting. The scents of tobacco leaf, currant, cherry and peppery fruit were very 'correct,? but also quite dull. The attack was the strongest characteristic of this wine, as the mid-palate was clipped by excessive alcoholic heat and the chalky, splintered tannic finish kept this wine from achieving any form of greatness.

Average rating: 93, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

748 bottles owned by 199 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Sangiovese

Italyâ??s most popular grape, Sangiovese is the top grape used in Tuscany including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many of Italyâ??s â??Super Tuscans.â?? At least 14 clones of Sangiovese exist which are grouped into the Sangiovese grosso and Sangiovese piccolo families. Sangiovese thrives in a warm climate and consists of over 10% of Italyâ??s vineyard acreage (covering almost a quarter million acres). Over the past decade Sangiovese has become increasingly popular and successful in California as well. Typical descriptors for Sangiovese include candied or dried cherry, citrus, leather, violets and tea.

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