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Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino 1999

Member Review by luca chevalier:

11 year and still fruity and fresh

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Castello di Camigliano:
The history of Camigliano dates back to a very ancient time. The Etruscans most certainly dwelled here, coming from the coast of Maremma and following the Ombrone river up-country.It then became a village of regional relevance in the High Middle Ages, and outpost of Montalcino in the XVI Century, when it stoutly defended the republican self-government and the ideal of freedom.   A ch... Read more
The history of Camigliano dates back to a very ancient time. The Etruscans most certainly dwelled here, coming from the coast of Maremma and following the Ombrone river up-country.It then became a village of regional relevance in the High Middle Ages, and outpost of Montalcino in the XVI Century, when it stoutly defended the republican self-government and the ideal of freedom.   A characteristic land of Italian mezzadria, a word that defines the local system of sharecropping lease, Camigliano has always been devoted to the growing of grape vines and the cultivation of olive trees.   In the aftermath of World War II, the town experienced the typical outbound migration of an industrializing Country, a demographic trend that made Camigliano a distinctive example of rural district in central Italy.   The symbol of Camigliano, retrieved in a seal of the XIII Century, is possibly linked to the ancient guild of camilli, an institution formed at the times of Roman Emperor Diocleziano, when hereditary craft guilds were born. A group of them probably originated the very first settlement of the area, leaving Rome towards North. History delivered to us untouched the badge of the town and its place name. Read less

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07/17/2010

11 year and still fruity and fresh


External Reviews for Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Medium ruby. Quite spicy, clove-like aroma, plus sour cherry, dark plums and earth; no new oak. Medium body. The flavors show decent ripeness, balanced tannins and good covering fruit in the finish. Harmonious in the middle palate, with overtones of blackberry and cherry confitura in the finish. A cleaner, better effort than past vintages from this estate, but still shows its trademark mineral and cedar flavors.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Plenty of blackberry, cherry and red licorice character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Delicious, rich wine. Best after 2006.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Red-ruby color. Brooding aromas of dark berries, black cherry, spicecake, truffle and sexy oak. Initially a bit clenched in the mouth, but grew suppler with aeration to show well-delineated bark berry and licorice flavors and lovely inner-palate lift. Still rather closed on the back end, but the firm tannins are nicely ripe.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

All beefcake at first, smelling like a southern Italian wine, and tasting of the caramelized bits left in a roasting pan once the filet is done. The vertical structure of the wine takes shape with air, all that roasted fruit lifting to reveal more classical sangiovese character, more of the brooding, dark and gamey flavors that mark Brunello. Soon the tannins give a clearer view of the concentration at the center of this wine, which needs a decade or more to evolve toward its complete expression.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Stately and complex, with fabulous structure and purity of fruit. The nose builds to an alluring peak, offering leather, cherry tomato and plum along the way. In the mouth the wine is strong and balanced, while at the end thick legs cling to your glass as it fades away like silk.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Big and solid, with excellent ripe fruit and a firm backbone of silky tannins. Full-bodied, with a dense palate. This is very impressive for the vintage. Best after 2005.



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