Brunello di Montalcino “Greppo” Riserva DOCG 1997

    Tenuta Greppo di Jacopo Biondi Santi | Tuscany
    Franco Biondi Santi Tenuta Greppo | Villa Greppo 183 | IT 53024 Montalcino

    Brunello di Montalcino "Greppo" Riserva DOCG 1997

    Greppo Riserva from the absolute top year 1997 - newly corked, as Biondi Santi does every 20 years also on customer order - smells of flowers, liquorice, red berries and spices. Elegance and perfection on the palate, long, smooth, juicy to the infinite final. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Optimal vintage, rain in spring, June and July dry and warm, in August always refreshing rain showers; harvest at the beginning of September. Rich, sparkling ruby-garnet. In the nose it shows a nice ripe cherry fruit, some plum, with blackberry, the warmth of the vintage is also evident in the riper aromas. On the palate firm and full-bodied, tight tannin, lots of ripe fruit, for Biondi Santi surprisingly broad." Falstaff

    "Little has changed at Biondi Santi in terms of their general approach to winemaking over the years. The Riserva is made from the estate's oldest vines which are at least 25 years old, and ageing is in large Slavonian oak casks. The 1997 vintage was dry and warm throughout the summer. In August, three intermittent rain showers refreshed the grapes, while September continued under dry conditions leading up to harvest. The wine is in a beautiful drinking period now, and has moved beyond its signature youthful austerity. The nose is expressive and open, with sweet tobacco, Asian spiced plum and fine polished leather. On the palate the structure is still imposing, the tannins clinging on firmly. It offers an intriguing sweet and sour quality, with notes of citrus peel, iron and mineral lingering on the finish. It is ready to enjoy now, but will surely keep for another 25 years." Decanter

    "A ripe expression, showing broad shoulders, this is still monolithic and dense at 15 years. Cherry, plum and stony aromas and flavors are supported by fresh acidity and dusty tannins. The tight finish contains a mineral element. Opens up with time in the glass, but could use another 5 to 10 years of aging." Wine Spectator

    "The Biondi-Santi 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva was never previously reviewed; therefore, I am very excited to add an official record of this stunning wine to our database. This vintage delivers structure and age-worthy intensity that should carry it forward successfully for more years ahead. However, if you decide to pop the cork now, rest assured that this excellent Brunello has now entered its prime drinking window. The bouquet is polished and fine, with wild fruit aromas that segue to balsam herb and licorice. The finish is long and extremely polished. This is a real beauty." Robert Parker

    730,12 €

    09942297 · 0,75 l · 973,49 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

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    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Brunello
    • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
    • Cultivation: close to nature
    • Expansion: 42 months wooden barrel
    • Vegan Clearing: yes
    • Development: wooden barrel
    • Filtration: no
    • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
    • Total Extract: 29,10 g/l
    • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 2,00 g/l
    • ph-Value: 3,45
    • Closure: Natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2040+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Wine for Meditation
    Fits to:
    • Dark Meat
    • Grilled of any Kind
    stored air-conditioned
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