1998 Gorelli Due Portine Brunello di Montalcino
On the nose, the wine shows notes of prune, raisin, and chocolate, and on the palate, there's more of the same, particularly the notes of prune and chocolate. This wine has adequate acidity, but it's quite rounded in texture and structure. This is most definitely a modern Brunello, as indicated by its chocolate notes. Thankfully, the oak in this wine takes a backseat to the chocolate flavors, but chocolate is not something I especially expect to taste in a well-made Brunello. The Marc de Grazia website, says this wine is aged in barrels of 10-13 hectoliters. By the way, this was the last vintage of this wine. These grapes now go into Giancarlo Gorelli's son Giuseppe's Le Pottazine Brunello. While I don't exactly prefer this style, those who do would give this wine 91 or so points.