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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 1997
Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 1997
(search item no. 55115)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 Decanter rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Plenty of concentrated plum aromas, with meat and smoke, turning to violets and other flowers. Full-bodied and very silky, with lots of elegant fruit and a caressing finish. Remains very elegant. Drink now through 2008.
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About Tenute Silvio Nardi:

Tenute Silvio Nardi consists of 80 hectares of vineyards in an unspoiled part of central Tuscany: Montalcino, whose symbol is its great red wine, Brunello. Silvio Nardi founded the estate here at Casale del Bosco; since 1985 it has been run by his youngest daughter, Emilia.

Emilia Nardi knows she can depend on Casale's special and distinctive territory to produce a contemporary and elegant Brunello. She has invested single-mindedly in the vineyards in this harmonious natural setting - as any tasting of her fine wines will attest. Each of her signature wines expresses the differing character of Sangiovese when it is grown at Montalcino.

The estate's vineyards are situated between 140 and 420 meters above sea level: some extend north-west of Montalcino on the hills around Casale del Bosco, while others are located to the north of it at Tenuta di Bibbiano and to the south-east at Manachiara, where the precious cru of the same name originates.