Drinking range: 2016 - 2030
"The 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is absolutely stellar. Rich, sumptuous and exotic, the 1997 possesses stunning mid-palate sweetness, density and textural richness. A rush of blood orange, red cherry jam, mint, hard candy, cranberry and star anise give the 1997 its heady, intensely aromatic profile. As it has aged, the 1997 has shed some baby fat, yet it remains exceptionally beautiful and sumptuous. It is one of my favorites for current drinking. This bottle in particular is stellar.."
—A Galloni (10/2016) @ VN