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1997 Soldera (Case Basse) - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Sangiovese - Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino - Red

Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino

Red Sangiovese
Producer Notes

Located in the southwest region of Montalcino, Case Basse is a tiny estate whose dedicated owners, Gianfranco and Graziella Soldera, create Brunellos of exacting and exceptional quality. Many consider these wines the epitome of premier Brunello, as they are powerful, rustic and age-worthy. Soldera seamlessly links traditional vineyard cultivation with natural style winemaking. The vines are... More »

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96
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2012 VF: 2007-2017
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 110
Author Ricknat1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.332%
Tasted On 08/09/2009
Drink Dates 2012+

Gave it 4 hours to breathe. Needed more, this wine is still very young. Big wine dark fruits, leather and smoke. Will try again in 3 years.

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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

One of the most enjoyable exercises in wine is contrasting two vintages of Soldera, glasses juxtaposed to one another. The 1997 is a much less evolved, riper wine that is typified by a more powerful, denser personality. The nose hints at the exotic, with a rich bouquet of deeply flavored cocoa, wild truffles, rose petals, cherry liqueur, cedar, black olives and strawberry perfume. The wine is purity personified throughout the palate, w/ a slight roasted touch to its admirably dense flavors that are persuasive, compelling and punctuated with an amazingly penetrating finish. If I have the good fortune of going back to this wine in the next 5-10 years, I may be able to witness perfection in the glass

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Taste of Italy at home with friends
We used a get together as an excuse to traverse italian wines with some of our favorite foods at home.  We started with a 1997 Felsina Chianti Classico paired with classic antipasto of smoked ham and vegetables (we saved the...


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