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1997 Pieve Santa Restituta(Gaja) Brunello di Montalcino Rennina
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2002

($95) Opaque garnet with violet and ruby tones. Explosive nose of clove, nutmeg and mocha, laced with violet scents. Sweet entry of cassis, vanilla bean and espresso leads to a creamy middle palate, with the wine considerable weight and extract nicely leavened by a delightful sense of delineation and freshness. Sweet berry and sottobosco scents accompany mouthcoating tannins on the persistent finish. An impeccably balanced wine, from Angelo Gaja Montalcino property. (Paterno Imports, Lake Bluff, IL)

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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all-star brunello from Gaja
08/18/2007
by Winedoctor
I have had this several times, but tonight it was part of a birthday celebration dinner. It seems to have hit its stride, with development of some secondary characteristics. Lovely, leathery nose, great intensity with persistent tar and tobacco flavors on the finish. A great wine, ready to drink now and for the next 5 to 10 years.

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