Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 1999
Typical of the vintage, the 1998 Brunello di Montalcino is forward, with a gorgeous perfume of roasted herbs, saddle leather, asphalt, truffles, spice box, and sweet cherry as well as currant fruit. Round, generous, and complex, but extremely accessible and evolved, it will drink well for 7ndash;8 years.Add winemaker's notes
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Typical of the vintage, the 1998 Brunello di Montalcino is forward, with a gorgeous perfume of roasted herbs, saddle leather, asphalt, truffles, spice box, and sweet cherry as well as currant fruit. Round, generous, and complex, but extremely accessible and evolved, it will drink well for 7ndash;8 years.
Deep red. Ineffable deep aromas of wild strawberry blackberry espresso underbrush and sweet oak. Densely packed and sweet with strong minerality contributing to the impression of extract. A big mouthfilling wine that’s rich and broad but also quite vibrant. Finishes impressively long and bright with horizontal very fine tannins.
The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is a deeply colored, big, powerful effort. It shows masses of vibrant sweet dark fruit, smoke, tar and earth flavors with notable concentration one length on the palate. Still quite primary today, it offers outstanding potential, but a few years of patience are required. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2018.
Roasted herbs, saddle leather, earth, tar, spice box and sweet cherries abound in this Sangiovese of remarkable character and complexity. A Tuscan red that is approachable now for its generous, youthful fruit, yet still showing off some evolved and refined flavors.
Deep red. Ineffable, deep aromas of wild strawberry, blackberry, espresso, underbrush and sweet oak. Densely packed and sweet, with strong minerality contributing to the impression of extract. A big, mouthfilling wine thatandrsquo;s rich and broad but also quite vibrant. Finishes impressively long and bright, with horizontal, very fine tannins.
The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino is a big wine, but with the shapeliness which always characterizes this producerandrsquo;s wines. The ripe and ample notes of red fruit, leather, liquorice, and game are followed by the classic smoothness and melting tannins of Sassetti wines, continuous and caressing and with a rise in the intensity and sense of solidity on the finish. Deceptively ready, it will easily last another dozen years.
Always a topnotch Brunello, the 1997 is staggering in its aromatic fireworks and concentrated, long, intense flavors. Sumptuous aromas of dried Provenccedil;al herbs, roasted meats, soy, spice box, asphalt, truffles, and black fruits linger in the air. Flavors of new saddle leather are added top jammy black fruit characteristics. Opulently-textured, full-bodied, and gorgeously pure, this wine created an olfactory overload. Its low acidity, high glycerin, and huge fruit reserves suggest drinking it now and over the next 12ndash;18 years. Mamma Mia!
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