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Brunello di Montalcino 1997
12 May 2003 by JR
These regular 1997 Brunellos were tasted in London in March 2002. They were noticeably riper than the 1998s (see my tasting notes ) and more convincingly concentrated - as witness the relatively narrow spread of scores with a few exceptions at the bottom of this list. My favourite wines appear at the top. Silvio Nardi, Vigneto Manachiara Brunello di Montalcino 1997 18 Drink 2005-2015 Deep, healthy crimson. Warm, ripe nose, but without the high tones of the Lisini. Chestnuts and even a hint of passion fruit. Great whack of ripe fruit. Rather majestic. Long, but young. Definite slightly dusty tannins underneath. Definite long...

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