Monday, December 29, 2008

Cantina di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino 1995 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Big bouquet of sweet cherry, rich spices, and earth

Rich and full-bodied on the palate

Finish of cherry, tobacco, and more rich, sweet spice

In many ways, this is a classic Brunello with cherry, sweet spice, and an earthy layer. I love that it's from the 1995 vintage, two years before Brunello exploded in popularity and price with the 1997 vintage.

If you have this, drink it soon. It's fully mature and ready to go. I only had a half bottle to enjoy with Billy of this blog. We paid $25 in a shop that always seems to turn up "lost treasures" covered in dust. Unfortunately, this was the only one.

Also read Billy's review of this wine below. Raise a glass!

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know where I can find a 1997 Brunello di Montalcino from the Cantina di Montalcino? I am hoping to buy this as a present for my sister who is a wine enthusiast, but have been unable to locate a bottle.