1997 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
After reading about the possibility of the 1997 Brunellos being in a dumb/sleeping phase I was a bit nervous to open this bottle tonight. Decanted for just over 3 hours before starting out, and writing this note 2 hours after beginning to drink.
Vibrant ruby red color, with wonderful symetrical legs showing around the inside of the glass each time I take another taste. A bit subdued on the nose still, with light floral and smoky notes. Bing cherry and slighty tart plum skin early resolving quickly to a rich decadent mid palate of cherries and a trace of tar. An incredibly long finish (40 seconds +) I will wait another year at least before trying this monster again, but it is DEFINITELY not sleeping. I am going to the decanter to get the last bits before Mrs. PH pours the rest. Delizioso!
Edited to add name of wine in subject field.
[This message was edited by PurpleHaze on May 21, 2004 at 04:00 PM.]