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1997 Montevetrano Colli di Salerno

SKU #237111 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The estate’s 1997 Montevetrano is a beguiling wine. Amazingly, the tannins remain a touch hard! There is wonderful integrity to the dark fruit. This is a decidedly virile and powerful Montevetrano, even if floral and spice notes add a sense of lift to the finish. All things considered, the 1997 is a flat-out great Montevetrano, and another few years in bottle can only help harmonize some of the very slight rough edges that still remain. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. (AG)  (8/2010)

95 points Wine Spectator

 Rich and velvety, with plenty of good fruit. Currant and blackberry, with hints of mineral and mint. Full-bodied, with ultrasoft tannins and a long, long finish. Wonderful fruit and style. Just starting to come into its own.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. (JS, Web-2007)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Saturated ruby. Floral aromas of black raspberry, dark chocolate, leather and minerals. Fine, smooth and classy; compelling dark berry flavors are still quite unevolved. A large-scaled wine, not at all hard but in need of a year or two of patience. Finishes with superb ripeness and substantial, tongue-dusting tannins.  (2/2000)


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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world.
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Campania