Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tenuta Greppone Mazzi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 1999 DOCG
Tenuta Greppone Mazzi Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 1999 DOCG • This vintage was one of the best of the 90's decade (a close second behind 1997, the best in 100 years) in all of Italy. After fermentation it was aged in oak for over 40 months and in bottle for at least another eight. The Brunello grape is a close relative of the Sangiovese and the color is a deep ruby red with 14% alcohol. This is a big wine with full body and intense earthy aromas of herbs, tree bark, vanilla and figs. On the palate there are deep dark black fruits, licorice and husky but balanced tannins with a long nutty finish. A beautiful wine like this should be savored and that's exactly what I'm doing. This was a gift bottle so don't ask how much. Thanks C & G.
Hi again, four days later there was half a glass left and it was opened all the way, aromas and flavors mellowed a bit but even more beautiful. Unbelievable.