Brunello Riserva Madonna del Piano 1997

Brunello di Montalcino / Valdicava

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Tasting Notes

The 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano shows a rustic fringe (especially compared to the super-refined 1999 edition of the same wine) with some aromas of braised meat, pecorino cheese rind, black fruit, smoke and barbecue spice. It’s a wine with thicker bones, chunky parts and more abrupt movements. Having said that, its hearty, hometown-homeboy personality makes it just the kind of wine to pair with grilled meat and crunchy, oven-roasted potatoes with rosemary and olive oil. It’s definitely a wine that brings on your appetite. Drink: 2014-2022.

Score: 93

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2014-2022 27 February 2014

The 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is a sweet, opulent wine packed with generous, super-ripe fruit. It is hard not to admire the wine’s youthful personality. Still, warm vintages often mute varietal and vineyard character, as is the case here. Admittedly this big, brawny Madonna del Piano lacks some complexity and delineation, but the wine has also aged admirably and should drink well for another decade or so. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.

Score: 93

Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2009-2018 01 January 2009

The spectacular 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano (600 cases) is a riveting example with great intensity as well as fabulous concentrated fruit, and offering notes of roasted herbs, pepper, new saddle leather, black cherries, minerals, incense, and spice. Although tightly knit, the finish lasts for over 40 seconds. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018. Kudos!

Score: 92

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2006-2018 01 December 2002