Friday, August 21, 2009

Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino 1999 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Gorgeous nose of spicy plum, currant, leather, and tobacco

Round, smooth, and spicy on the palate

Relaxed finish with black cherry, smokey notes, and sweet spice

Here's a really nice Brunello experience. This wine is now a decade old and drinking beautifully. It has nice integration of flavors with a traditonal core of flavors wrapped in modern sweet spice. Bring it up toward room temperature and you'll love the texture.

I enjoyed a bottle of this recently with friends, and we felt we got a pretty good deal. We paid $98 at a charming Italian restaurant. Seeing as this wine goes for $60-80 retail and is not widely available any more, that was a decent price. Raise a glass!

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