Opaque garnet. Seductive aromas of clove, nutmeg and mocha. Concentrated and plush, with a tarry, roasted quality and loads of jammy dark fruit flavors. Licorice appears on the long finish. A substantial and compelling Brunello, even if it might be a bit more vibrant.
Robert Parker 86
From the Saiagricola Group, the 1997 Brunello di Montalcino shows a dry and astringent style with Indian spice box, tobacco, smoke bacon and crushed rose. The central aroma, however, recalls dusty oak. That’s about all you can squeeze out of it. Drink: 2014-2018.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2018