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1997 Brunello di Montalcino, Rennina, Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja)


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$125.00 per Bottle


2 Bottles




"Opaque garnet with violet and ruby tones. Explosive nose of clove, nutmeg and mocha, laced with violet scents. Sweet entry of cassis, vanilla bean and espresso leads to a creamy middle palate, with the wine considerable weight and extract nicely leavened by a delightful sense of delineation and freshness. Sweet berry and sottobosco scents accompany mouthcoating tannins on the persistent finish. An impeccably balanced wine, from Angelo Gaja Montalcino property." Edward Beltrami, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2002)

Rating: 94

"Wonderful aromas of ripe fruit, cinnamon and Indian spices. Full-bodied, with very polished tannins, it coats the mouth with fruit. Well-structured. Needs time. Gaja does make serious Brunello. Best after 2004. 2,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 06/30/2002)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2004

"This beautiful, dense garnet-colored 1997 Brunello's evolved, smoky nose offers up notes of sweet toasty oak intermixed with black currants, fruitcake, and fresh mushroom-like aromas. Meaty, with medium to full body, sweet tannin, flavors of underbrush, burning embers, and sweet currant as well as black cherry fruit, and a long, pure finish, this alluring effort will provide enjoyment for 10-14 years." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #144
(WA, 12/01/2003)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2002-2016

"Healthy crimson, though not especially deep. Smells as though it's a cask sample. Interesting. Layers. Dense. Youthful. Good acidity. Chewy. Really savoury. Very slightly dissipated end." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 05/12/2003)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2008-2020

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