So it's been a while since we've discussed what to do with our 1997 Brunellos.
Has anyone had any good experiences with these wines lately? If so, which ones, and how did you decant them?
What are your biggest disappointments of the 1997 Brunellos? While you might expect Brunello to be shut down for a while, these are 8 year old wines now. Do you think these wines have the structure (i.e., acidity) for extended aging.
I've spoken to several very knowledgeable people about this, and they advice has ranged from, "You better drink them now because they won't last" to "They still need 5 more years before they'll open up." I'm very skeptical of the latter position, but what do you guys think?