1999 Fanti Brunello di Montalcino

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  • Sangiovese Grosso
  • 750ML
  • WS 98
  • JR 93
  • WE 92
  • WA 92
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 1999 Fanti Brunello di Montalcino

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2010
Very dark in color, with aromas of raisin, blackberry jam, espresso and nuts. Full-bodied, with loads of powerful fruit and big, velvety tannins. Superconcentrated, layered and dense, with the structure of a great 1945... Very dark in color, with aromas of raisin, blackberry jam, espresso and nuts. Full-bodied, with loads of powerful fruit and big, velvety tannins. Superconcentrated, layered and dense, with the structure of a great 1945 claret, such as Latour. Still a blockbuster. Spellbinding. Needs a little time.—'99 Brunello blind retrospective (2009). Best after 2012. – JS
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2004
Very, very deep purplish crimson. Intense and dramatic nose. It's a firework! Lots of dramatic oak. In barrique from “nine months until it's perfect”, according to the winemaker. Very good for the modern style. Well... Very, very deep purplish crimson. Intense and dramatic nose. It's a firework! Lots of dramatic oak. In barrique from “nine months until it's perfect”, according to the winemaker. Very good for the modern style. Well balanced. 18/20
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2004
Rich, dark and lush, with liqueur-like aromas wafting upward from a sea of purple. An obvious entry into the “modern” category of Brunello. There’s jammy, mouthcoating fruit and only modest acidity. Detractors may find it... Rich, dark and lush, with liqueur-like aromas wafting upward from a sea of purple. An obvious entry into the “modern” category of Brunello. There’s jammy, mouthcoating fruit and only modest acidity. Detractors may find it heavy and bruising, but fans will adore its weight and creaminess.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2005
The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino good as it is is rather perplexing. A dark ruby in color with much black currant fruit mocha and vanilla on the nose its sizeable and supple body and its lengthy warm and velvety finish are... The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino good as it is is rather perplexing. A dark ruby in color with much black currant fruit mocha and vanilla on the nose its sizeable and supple body and its lengthy warm and velvety finish are those of a high class wine but not a wine which seems to have much to do with Sangiovese and Montalcino. Frankly it is surprising to see a producer with this institutional position release a wine of this type. Drink: 2005-2018.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2004
...Superripe aromas of cassis blackberry and licorice. Dense sweet and impressively concentrated; a real fruit bomb in the mouth. Primary black fruit flavors are complicated by tobacco chocolate and exotic oak notes... ...Superripe aromas of cassis blackberry and licorice. Dense sweet and impressively concentrated; a real fruit bomb in the mouth. Primary black fruit flavors are complicated by tobacco chocolate and exotic oak notes. Finishes very long and sweet with lush ripe tannins. As youthful as this is today it's already quite sexy...