1997, Valdicava, Brunello Montalcino Riserva Madonna Piano

Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 93

Drinking Dates: 2014-2022

Critic: Monica Larner

Tasted: 27-Feb-2014

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano continues to develop very positively. This huge, concentrated Madonna del Piano dazzles for the richness of its fruit and the delineation of its aromas. The clean, vibrant finish suggests many years of cellaring potential. The Valdicava Brunellos are often misunderstood when young because they possess so much richness, but with time in bottle the wines turn more delicate and complete. Anticipated maturity, 2014-2029.