Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1999

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$94.99
Item No. 83563
  • red wine
  • WE96
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Winemaker's Notes

Characterized by a deep ruby color with garnet hues. Bursts of cherry, ripe plum and hints of bay leaf are balanced with overtones of chocolate and coffee grounds a good tannic structure and an extremely long, silky finish.

"Intense aromas of cedar and ripe fruit, with raspberry and toasty oak. Full bodied, with sweet, silky tannins and a long, rich, wonderful, finish. Pretty and refined, with loads of plum."
James Suckling, Wine Spectator May 15, 2005. 92 points.

Learn About Il Palazzone

Il Palazzone, or The Big Palace is a small estate that has been producing wine for over ten years. While the estate is roughly 20 acres, the land authorized for the production of Brunello di Montalcino is a mere 10 acres. Obviously, a property of these dimensions creates a tightly controlled environment which is determined by its owner. A New Yorker and a wine lover, not...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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