I just finished my Thanksgiving dinner with 25 producers of Brunello di Montalcino. We had dinner at the restaurant near my house and we drank all of their 1997 Brunellos. There was not a bad wine in the group. Moreover, most of their wines were beautiful. It was as if they had not changed since I tasted them when I first review them when they were released on the market. Awesome. 1997 rocks! Some of the great wines included: Banfi Poggio all’Oro, Fanti, Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo, and Rasina.
But I just want to say thanks to all of you. Thanksgiving is that. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving.
My Vino Today
1997 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli: This hasn’t change a bit. Still amazing and young with lovely fruit, Gorgeous berry and cherry character. Huge. Incredible. Full and silky. Needs plenty of time still. Try after 2008. 98 points in this non-blind tasting. (See my original tasting note.)
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