1991 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino
Montalcino, Italy
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Library wine)
Type: Italian Red
Principal varietal(s): Brunello clone of Sangiovese

This wine had some of the leathery texture that I sometimes find objectionable in Italian reds, but had much more richness and flavor interest than most. A rich, chewy red with some aging potential still left in it. The nose was a complex mix of cassis, smoke, and cherry-like fruit. In the mouth, still a little dry and tannic, but rich enough to provide some mouth-coating pleasure. I'm still waiting for that magical Sangiovese that will make me a convert to Italian wines, but this one is pretty close to the mark. - HK 2002-12-01


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