Brunello di Montalcino Manachiara 1997 Nardi
€ 95,59 (in Vat)
The 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneto Manachiara is a fabulous rendition that has held up beautifully now past the 15-year mark. The fruit tones have all but slipped to the back but there is enough fleshy consistency left to support a broader spectrum of smoke, lead pencil, crushed flowers and licorice. The floral component, especially the dried rose, is the most nuanced. The palate shows firmness and drying tannins.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
Dark ruby, with a garnet edge. Aromas of licorice and black cherry, with hints of dried flowers. Turns to crushed raspberry. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and beautiful fruit. Goes on and on.