1997 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino:
Took this along to a great local BYO establishment, Il Mondo Vecchio, in Madison New Jersey. The meal, as always, was fantastic. My lovely girlfriend had the lamb osso bucco and I chose the grilled veal chop over wild mushrooms. The Brunello paired perfectly with both dishes and is in perfect drinking shape. Dark colored in the glass, it’s still almost a blackish red with little to no fading at the rim. The nose is all fruit, leather and earth. This is old school Brunello – no trace of new oak. The palate is ripe, persistent with it’s flavors and strikes wonderful balance. It’s elegant, yet there’s power behind it. In no danger of fading, you can drink now or cellar for 2-3 years more to soften what are still fairly substantial tannins. I love it. 93 points.
1997 Isole e Olena Cepparello:
Here’s the wine and the meal:
|1997 Isole e Olena Cepparello|
|Grilled Racks, Broccoli Rabe & Smashed heaven!|