1997 Col d'Orcia - Brunello di Montalcino 750ml

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

IWC 90   Collector 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

($44) Dark garnet with ruby highlights. Enticing nose of clove, white pepper and violet. Fresh and vibrant flavors of mint and anise give way to dark cherry fruit. Finishes with a hint of bitterness. Not as dense or concentrated as some previous vintages from this property, but this is a polished and persuasive wine nonetheless. (Palm Bay Imports, Boca Raton, FL)

Author: Edward Beltrami
Issue: Issue 103

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 90
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/18/2015
Drink Dates:
Better than last time. Still not outstanding.

Rating: 89
Author: skycam28
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 11/12/2012
Color starting to fade a bit. Sweet, dry cherry flavors. Tannins gone.

Average rating: 88, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

257 bottles owned by 102 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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