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Masses of coffee and blackberry character in this youthful wine. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins, loads of fruit and excellent wood. Big and juicy, with a long, long finish. A fine wine. Needs time. Best after 2007. 7,500 cases made. Collectible. From I —James Suckling
A fantastic rich and powerful wine with incredible richness of berry, plum and roasted fruit. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A real treat to taste a beautiful 1997 Brunello now. Drink now. 1,500 cases made. Highly Recommended. From Ita —James Suckling
Fully loaded with mango, quince and fig fruit that works harmoniously with green almond, floral and mineral notes. Terrific creamy texture hides the latent acidity while the flavors glaze your palate on the finish. Both pure and powerful at the same time, —James Molesworth
A big red, round and sappy, offering black cherry, kirsch and sweet spice aromas and flavors. It picks up some chocolate and smoke midpalate, with the richness and exuberant fruit of the vintage. Fine length, needs time to absorb the oak and tannins. Best —Bruce Sanderson
Terrific. This is dense, concentrated and smoky, with floral and mineral aromas and flavors permeating the finely-wrought, racy structure. It has the flesh and intensity of flavor for balance, but requires a few years to really come out of its shell. Best —Bruce Sanderson
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