ready-keep1997 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Az. Sassetti Livio

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  • Wine Advocate
  • Vinous
  • Wine Spectator
  • Ready, but will keep


Readers should note that with the 1997 Brunello di Montalcino, the label has changed to emphasize the proprietor's name, Livio Sassetti, rather than the estate name, Pertimali. Always a top-notch Brunello, the 1997 is staggering in its aromatic fireworks and concentrated, long, intense flavors. Sumptuous aromas of dried Provencal herbs, roasted meats, soy, spice box, asphalt, truffles, and black fruits linger in the air. Flavors of new saddle leather are added to jammy black fruit characteristics. Opulently-textured, full-bodied, and gorgeously pure, this wine creates an olfactory overload. Mamma mia!
- Wine Advocate

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{color} Red {color}                                                               
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{ratings} [] Wine Advocate:: 96/100
[] Vinous:: 92/100
[] Wine Spectator:: 92/100