Biondi-Santi - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva La Storica 1985 (750ml)


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Producer Biondi-Santi
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Subregion Brunello di Montalcino
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 1985
Sku 1554102
Size 750ml

Vinous: 99 Points

It?s almost impossible to imagine that the 1985 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva La Storica has just celebrated its thirty-sixth birthday. It displays a brilliant ruby red color and amazing clarity in the glass with only the slightest bricking around the rim. The bouquet alone is enough to keep you at the edge of your seat as if opening a cedar treasure box to find dusty rose and sour cherry offset by spiced orange crushed dried sage and just the slightest hint of animal musk. This is total class cool-toned and poised seeming to hover across the palate with an air of red inner florals as tart woodland berries mix with hints of black tea and lemon oils. There?s a bolt of nervous acidity that keeps the experience remarkably fresh but also adds a highly attractive sweet and sour note. And finally while structured and youthful in feel it finishes completely fresh vibrant even with dried currants enlivened by nuances of grapefruit and mint that linger on and on. This is an experience wine in every sense of the word hailing from a dry and warm harvest yet exemplifying the purity of Sangiovese as well as its ability to mature for well over three decades. The 1985 La Storica comes directly from the winery?s aging vault and it was reconditioned with a new cork in 2000.

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