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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 1997
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 1997
(search item no. 53733)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $53.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"A very ripe red, with tar and raisons, turning to dried cherries on the nose. Full-bodied and very thick, with a peppery character. Tannic. Slightly rustic, but impressive in it's weight and power." -J.S, Wine Spectator
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About Fattoria dei Barbi:

Takes its name from the free-spirited gentleman named Bruscone who lived in the woods of the Barbi Estate. Patented system of vinification, based on the Tuscan tradition of “May Wines.” A wine which was born from the extensive soaking of skinned Sangiovese grapes that rest for 3 months with their pomace. One of the first “Super-Tuscan’s.” Fattoria dei Barbi is "The" reference for Brunello in Montalcino. Barbi's approach of using tradition to anchor contemporary expressions of wine continues to position Barbi as a leading producer in Brunello. The Colombini family is one of the most influential of the region and have been an integral part in writing the history of Brunello. Fattoria dei Barbi's commitment to innovation and quality have lead to many "firsts."