Monday, 12 August 2013

In Search of Brunello di Montalcino´s Soul - Chapter XXXII

1975 was a great vintage in Brunello - Kerin O´Keefe calls it "A breathtaking vintage still going strong". And here was another beauty from that vintage!
As good as the 1979 Riserva tasted a while back.

1975 Brunello di Montalcino, CastelGiocondo
The nose is velvety, perfectly mature with lovely notes of dried cherries, blueberry cream, autumn leaves, rosehips, dried roses, tobacco and forest floor. Still lively. Very pure. Gets more floral with air. Deep and refined. Just gorgeous.
The taste is pure, elegant and as velvety as the nose, with notes of ripe cherries, violets, licorice, autumn leaves and some cold cofffe notes in the end, which is long and smooth. Soft tannins that still are noticeable. Fully mature but not yet in decline, and I would guess it will stay at this peak in its life for another 3+ years. Beautiful.
94p   (tasted 2013/08)

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