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1997 Vecchie Terre di Montefili - Colli della Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon - Italy - Tuscany - Red

Italy - Tuscany

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Score
90
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2019 VF: 2000-2012
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 91
Author FestiveW
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.226%
Tasted On 11/15/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2019

Many reports that I have read featuring this wine suggested that 2007 - 2012 was to be the ideal drinking window for this wine. I can say without fear of contradiction that this wine is still drinking magnificently in 2014 and it suggests at least 5 more years at this ideal point to me. It has a lovely and inviting nose of black berry fruit and liqourice. The taste is full and the finish is unbelievably long. I felt that the blackcurrant and perhaps even raspberry flavours that accompanied a chocolate style richness of this wine were marvelous. It is drinking beautifully and accompanies roast pork delightfully. What a lovely wine.

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