1999 Fattoria La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino (Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino)

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Brunello di Montalcino, Italy, Montalcino, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Tuscany

Had this over the course of two nights. Started out surprisingly tight, but it unwound quickly. Nice plum and red berry fruit with tobacco, earth, and some dark chocolate. A funky wine in a good way, and a monster QPR. Only downside is that I picked up on a hint of bitterness/astringency. I think the tannins are beginning to outlast the fruit, so I think it’s time to drink up with this wine. Certainly no need to drink it immediately, but I still think this needs to be consumed within the next five years.

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