1997 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino


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  • 1997 Fattoria di Sant'Angelo (Lisini) Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (9/12/2009)
    Wino Guys Weekend (WGW) #3; 9/11/2009-9/12/2009: Not decanted. Poured into shoulder and slow ox'd for four hours. On opening, huge, brooding, intense, and intoxicating aromas of sottobosco, baking spices, and aniseed burst from the bottle. With air, hints of truffle, leather, and frutto di bosco emerged. Full-bodied, the wine has a gorgeous texture and shows replays of sottobosco, truffle and baking spice replays as well as some dried cherry notes. A hint of smokiness and slight alcoholic warmth on the very long, ~50s finish. Absolutely stunning but it is clearly still a very young wine. This wine has a very long life ahead of it. I will hold my remaining bottles for at least another five years and drink before 2020. (94 pts.)

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Tasted as part of our local wine club's Bdm tasting featuring over a dozen bottles spanning the years from '97 to '07.

This wine took top honors as WOTN, even eclipsing the '06 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova.

Garnet color, with an inviting floral nose, the fruit still retains some youthfulness. Refined cherries and cola in perfect balance with mellow tannins and a perfect chord of acidity. As compared to a couple other '97's, the Lisini had significantly more viscosity that pulled it all together and gave it a little more weight. I would agree with baking spices and leather notes from above notes but subtle and layered. Completely balanced.

97 points.

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