1997 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino

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  • Sangiovese Grosso
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 92
  • WS 92

Reviews for 1997 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2001
(Release date 1/1/02)Readers should note that with the 1997 Brunello di Montalcino the label has changed to emphasize the proprietor's name Livio Sassetti rather than the estate name Pertimali. Always a top-notch Brunello... (Release date 1/1/02)Readers should note that with the 1997 Brunello di Montalcino the label has changed to emphasize the proprietor's name Livio Sassetti rather than the estate name Pertimali. Always a top-notch Brunello the 1997 is staggering in its aromatic fireworks and concentrated long intense flavors. Sumptuous aromas of dried Provencal herbs roasted meats soy spice box asphalt truffles and black fruits linger in the air. Flavors of new saddle leather are added to jammy black fruit characteristics. Opulently-textured full-bodied and gorgeously pure this wine creates an olfactory overload. Its low acidity high glycerin and huge fruit reserves suggest drinking it now and over the next 12-18 years. Mamma mia! A Marc de Grazia Selection various American importers including Michael Skurnik Syosset NY; tel. (516) 677-9300 Vin Divino Chicago IL; tel. (773) 334-6700 and Estate Wines Ltd. San Rafael CA; tel. (415) 492-9411
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Saturated, almost inky garnet. Forceful underbrush aromas of mushrooms, damp soil and road tar. Fresh flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and anise are nicely framed by firm, mouthcoating tannins. A full-bodied and... Saturated, almost inky garnet. Forceful underbrush aromas of mushrooms, damp soil and road tar. Fresh flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and anise are nicely framed by firm, mouthcoating tannins. A full-bodied and plump wine with a wonderful sense of minerality on the sustained finish.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2002
Balanced and refined. Very floral with ripe fruit and a fresh undertone. Full-bodied with well-polished tannins. A beauty. Still needs time. Best after 2004. 1200 cases made. –JS
JJB 92
Shaun Bishop - JJ Buckley, July 2002
Saturated almost inky garnet. Forceful underbrush aromas of mushrooms damp soil and road tar. Fresh flavors of blackberry dark chocolate and anise are nicely framed by firm mouthcoating tannins. A full-bodied and plump... Saturated almost inky garnet. Forceful underbrush aromas of mushrooms damp soil and road tar. Fresh flavors of blackberry dark chocolate and anise are nicely framed by firm mouthcoating tannins. A full-bodied and plump wine with a wonderful sense of minerality on the sustained finish.