Rossi Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino Il Quercione Ris. Sangiovese 1997
Quercione and Brunello have the same relationship to each other as do Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino, all of them noble scions of the Montalcino lineage. Produced exclusively in exceptional vintages, and in limited quantities, Quercione is the maximum expression of the terroir of Campogiovanni, in particular those vines in the Il Quercione vineyard. A meticulously-selected Brunello, then, a star performer whose repertoire includes not only notable elegance and character but an unmatched ability to enchant and excite the senses.
Wines like this are hard to rate....how do you describe near perfection? (Definitately not as wild strawberries, gunflint or spices - who writes this junk Flinkinger!) This wine is bold, deep, smooth and makes you savor every drop. Enjoy with grilled anything that once went 'moo' and you've got a great thing in front of you. $135 VW