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Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 2005

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"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is seriously dark, rich and intense. Black cherries, underbrush, new leather and licorice all come together in a sensual, powerful expression of Sangiovese. There is surprising depth to the round fruit. Though delicious today, this is one of the few 2005 Brunellos that needs bottle age for some of the tannins to soften. It is a fabulous 2005. There will be no Riserva in 2005 as Sassetti used all of the best fruit for the regular bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023...93" WA 04/10 "A rich and decadent Brunello, with tobacco, berry and coffee character that turns to meat. Full and soft. Best after 2010..93" WS 10/10

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Snooth User: Bob Fyke
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/21/2014

Here is a wine that is consistently solid, ready to drink, and well balanced. The 2009 is no exception. Starting with a core of dark, spiced, black cherry flesh and skins, the nose draws you in. The presence of mineral and bramble notes provides added complexity as dried flowers float over it all to punctuate things. The palate has nicely aromatic fruit, black cherry skins and a bit of strawberry, with some anise, and dried herbs. Well balanced, with plenty of acidity to carry things, and medium grained tannins framing it out. Complete and easy to drink now, and likely to improve in the short term. 90 Pts.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/24/2012

The nose showed strawberry fruit with undergrowth, soil and herbs. On the palate, it was soft and enveloping with red berries and spice. The finish showed a tight structure with soil and red fruit tones.


External Reviews for Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali

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Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is seriously dark, rich and intense. Black cherries, underbrush, new leather and licorice all come together in a sensual, powerful expression of Sangiovese. There is surprising depth to the round fruit. Though delicious today, this is one of the few 2005 Brunellos that needs bottle age for some of the tannins to soften. It is a fabulous 2005. There will be no Riserva in 2005 as Sassetti used all of the best fruit for the regular bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023." Wine Advocate, # 188, Apr 2010, Antonio Galloni


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 11/20/2013

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: 2008–2018.


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Vintage: 1999 02/15/2013

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 1999 05/19/2011

Deep red-ruby. Multifaceted nose offers currant, coffee, flowers, tobacco, licorice and animal fur, along with an elegant mineral quality. Sweet, lush, and broad, but with firm acids giving the wine an impossibly light touch. Conveys an almost saline sense of extract. Wonderfully broad, dry and long on the finish, with suave tannins and captivating nuances of leather, tobacco, leather, earth and minerals.


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Vintage: 1999 02/15/2013

The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino is a big wine but with the shapeliness which always characterizes this producer’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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 1999 02/18/2015

The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino is a big wine, but with the shapeliness which always characterizes this producer’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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 1999 05/19/2011

Floral and berry character, with hints of cherry. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and lots of sweet, ripe cherry flavors. Best after 2009.


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"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is seriously dark, rich and intense. Black cherries, underbrush, new leather and licorice all come together in a sensual, powerful expression of Sangiovese. There is surprising depth to the round fruit. Though delicious today, this is one of the few 2005 Brunellos that needs bottle age for some of the tannins to soften. It is a fabulous 2005. There will be no Riserva in 2005 as Sassetti used all of the best fruit for the regular bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023...93" WA 04/10 "A rich and decadent Brunello, with tobacco, berry and coffee character that turns to meat. Full and soft. Best after 2010..93" WS 10/10

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