1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino

I've been on an Italian kick recently as the Italian wines are closest to the door of the wine cellar and I just randomly pick wines each night in the event that my wife hasn't already pulled a wine. We sat in the garden with some local salumi and some italian cheeses, olives, etc so the 1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello was a good choice. I decanted it and the aroma while decanting was filled with dark fruits and exotic spices. The wine was medium bodied in the glass but felt fuller on the palate and was still very dark reddish purple. Flavors of black earth, black cherry, anise, and cocoa with a lot of creme de cassis throughout the palate from start to finish. Well balanced and tasty. "B++"
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Bi!!
> I've been on an Italian kick recently as the Italian wines are closest > to the door of the wine cellar and I just randomly pick wines each > night in the event that my wife hasn't already pulled a wine. =A0We sat > in the garden with some local salumi and some italian cheeses, olives, > etc so the 1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello was a good choice. =A0I > decanted it and the aroma while decanting was filled with dark fruits > and exotic spices. =A0The wine was medium bodied in the glass but felt > fuller on the palate and was still very dark reddish purple. =A0Flavors > of black earth, black cherry, anise, and cocoa with a lot of creme de > cassis throughout the palate from start to finish. =A0Well balanced and > tasty. "B++"
Never had this particular Brunello. What is the price point generally for Sassetti?
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lleichtman
> I've been on an Italian kick recently as the Italian wines are closest > to the door of the wine cellar and I just randomly pick wines each > night in the event that my wife hasn't already pulled a wine. We sat > in the garden with some local salumi and some italian cheeses, olives, > etc so the 1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello was a good choice. I > decanted it and the aroma while decanting was filled with dark fruits > and exotic spices. The wine was medium bodied in the glass but felt > fuller on the palate and was still very dark reddish purple. Flavors > of black earth, black cherry, anise, and cocoa with a lot of creme de > cassis throughout the palate from start to finish. Well balanced and > tasty. "B++"
This was served blind at a SOBER dinner a few years ago. I liked- these wer= e my notes:
" Wine #6 Nose here is also exotic, with sandalwood and coffee. Ripe and bi= g, some vanilla but not overwhelming. Gets smooth and chocolately with a li= ttle air. Really quite nice, and rather ready. A-/B+. It's the 1997 Pertima= li/Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino.=20 /......./ The '97 showed much better than any other '97 Brunello I've tried= recently (Antinori Pian delle Vigne, etc). "
I'm not really a fan of 97 Brunello, but this one seems to be quite good
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DaleW
> > > I've been on an Italian kick recently as the Italian wines are closest > > to the door of the wine cellar and I just randomly pick wines each > > night in the event that my wife hasn't already pulled a wine. =A0We sat > > in the garden with some local salumi and some italian cheeses, olives, > > etc so the 1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello was a good choice. =A0I > > decanted it and the aroma while decanting was filled with dark fruits > > and exotic spices. =A0The wine was medium bodied in the glass but felt > > fuller on the palate and was still very dark reddish purple. =A0Flavors > > of black earth, black cherry, anise, and cocoa with a lot of creme de > > cassis throughout the palate from start to finish. =A0Well balanced and > > tasty. "B++" > > Never had this particular Brunello. What is the price point generally > for Sassetti?
Just checked and the only company that seems to carry this is Total Wine. Not one anywhere near me.
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lleichtman
> > > I've been on an Italian kick recently as the Italian wines are closest > > to the door of the wine cellar and I just randomly pick wines each > > night in the event that my wife hasn't already pulled a wine. =A0We sat > > in the garden with some local salumi and some italian cheeses, olives, > > etc so the 1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello was a good choice. =A0I > > decanted it and the aroma while decanting was filled with dark fruits > > and exotic spices. =A0The wine was medium bodied in the glass but felt > > fuller on the palate and was still very dark reddish purple. =A0Flavors > > of black earth, black cherry, anise, and cocoa with a lot of creme de > > cassis throughout the palate from start to finish. =A0Well balanced and > > tasty. "B++" > > Never had this particular Brunello. What is the price point generally > for Sassetti?
I just Googled it Larry and found it at the usual suspects..Zachys, Sokolin, Etc. Seems to be roughly $80.
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Bi!!
> > I've been on an Italian kick recently as the Italian wines are closest > > to the door of the wine cellar and I just randomly pick wines each > > night in the event that my wife hasn't already pulled a wine. =A0We sat > > in the garden with some local salumi and some italian cheeses, olives, > > etc so the 1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello was a good choice. =A0I > > decanted it and the aroma while decanting was filled with dark fruits > > and exotic spices. =A0The wine was medium bodied in the glass but felt > > fuller on the palate and was still very dark reddish purple. =A0Flavors > > of black earth, black cherry, anise, and cocoa with a lot of creme de > > cassis throughout the palate from start to finish. =A0Well balanced and > > tasty. "B++" > > This was served blind at a SOBER dinner a few years ago. I liked- these w= ere my notes: > > " Wine #6 Nose here is also exotic, with sandalwood and coffee. Ripe and = big, some vanilla but not overwhelming. Gets smooth and chocolately with a = little air. Really quite nice, and rather ready. A-/B+. It's the 1997 Perti= mali/Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino. > /......./ The '97 showed much better than any other '97 Brunello I've tri= ed recently (Antinori Pian delle Vigne, etc). " > > I'm not really a fan of 97 Brunello, but this one seems to be quite good
Your tasting notes and mine are not that far off.
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Bi!!
> > > > > > > > > > > > I've been on an Italian kick recently as the Italian wines are closes= t > > > to the door of the wine cellar and I just randomly pick wines each > > > night in the event that my wife hasn't already pulled a wine. =A0We s= at > > > in the garden with some local salumi and some italian cheeses, olives= , > > > etc so the 1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello was a good choice. =A0I > > > decanted it and the aroma while decanting was filled with dark fruits > > > and exotic spices. =A0The wine was medium bodied in the glass but fel= t > > > fuller on the palate and was still very dark reddish purple. =A0Flavo= rs > > > of black earth, black cherry, anise, and cocoa with a lot of creme de > > > cassis throughout the palate from start to finish. =A0Well balanced a= nd > > > tasty. "B++" > > > Never had this particular Brunello. What is the price point generally > > for Sassetti? > > I just Googled it Larry and found it at the usual suspects..Zachys, > Sokolin, Etc. =A0Seems to be roughly $80.
Thanks, wine searcher just kept coming up with Total Wine and More.
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lleichtman
> > > > > > > > > I've been on an Italian kick recently as the Italian wines are clos= est > > > > to the door of the wine cellar and I just randomly pick wines each > > > > night in the event that my wife hasn't already pulled a wine. =A0We= sat > > > > in the garden with some local salumi and some italian cheeses, oliv= es, > > > > etc so the 1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello was a good choice. =A0I > > > > decanted it and the aroma while decanting was filled with dark frui= ts > > > > and exotic spices. =A0The wine was medium bodied in the glass but f= elt > > > > fuller on the palate and was still very dark reddish purple. =A0Fla= vors > > > > of black earth, black cherry, anise, and cocoa with a lot of creme = de > > > > cassis throughout the palate from start to finish. =A0Well balanced= and > > > > tasty. "B++" > > > > Never had this particular Brunello. What is the price point generally > > > for Sassetti? > > > I just Googled it Larry and found it at the usual suspects..Zachys, > > Sokolin, Etc. =A0Seems to be roughly $80. > > Thanks, wine searcher just kept coming up with Total Wine and More.- Hide= quoted text - > > - Show quoted text -
I usually just do a quick google search then narrow it down from there.
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Bi!!
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I've been on an Italian kick recently as the Italian wines are clos= est > > > > to the door of the wine cellar and I just randomly pick wines each > > > > night in the event that my wife hasn't already pulled a wine. =A0We= sat > > > > in the garden with some local salumi and some italian cheeses, oliv= es, > > > > etc so the 1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello was a good choice. =A0I > > > > decanted it and the aroma while decanting was filled with dark frui= ts > > > > and exotic spices. =A0The wine was medium bodied in the glass but f= elt > > > > fuller on the palate and was still very dark reddish purple. =A0Fla= vors > > > > of black earth, black cherry, anise, and cocoa with a lot of creme = de > > > > cassis throughout the palate from start to finish. =A0Well balanced= and > > > > tasty. "B++" > > > > > Never had this particular Brunello. What is the price point generally > > > for Sassetti? > > > > I just Googled it Larry and found it at the usual suspects..Zachys, > > Sokolin, Etc. =A0Seems to be roughly $80. >=20 > Thanks, wine searcher just kept coming up with Total Wine and More.
I'm getting lots of hits on pretty much every vintage, none Total. I agree = it's irritating that Total shows up with every store because of linked inve= ntory when one has something. I'd do excluded stores, but it would take a l= ong time because you'd have to exclude each Total.
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DaleW
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I've been on an Italian kick recently as the Italian wines are clos= est > > > > to the door of the wine cellar and I just randomly pick wines each > > > > night in the event that my wife hasn't already pulled a wine. =A0We= sat > > > > in the garden with some local salumi and some italian cheeses, oliv= es, > > > > etc so the 1997 Sassetti Pertimali Brunello was a good choice. =A0I > > > > decanted it and the aroma while decanting was filled with dark frui= ts > > > > and exotic spices. =A0The wine was medium bodied in the glass but f= elt > > > > fuller on the palate and was still very dark reddish purple. =A0Fla= vors > > > > of black earth, black cherry, anise, and cocoa with a lot of creme = de > > > > cassis throughout the palate from start to finish. =A0Well balanced= and > > > > tasty. "B++" > > > > > Never had this particular Brunello. What is the price point generally > > > for Sassetti? > > > > I just Googled it Larry and found it at the usual suspects..Zachys, > > Sokolin, Etc. =A0Seems to be roughly $80. >=20 > Thanks, wine searcher just kept coming up with Total Wine and More.
Aha! I've got it. LL, I think you searched for "Sassetti". So you're seeing= pages of results at Total for Vasco Sassetti, the "other" Sassetti. The es= tate that makes a top rank Brunello is Pertimali (run by the Livio Sassetti= family). The Vasco Sassetti BdM doesn't have a great rep.
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DaleW

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