Monday, November 26, 2007

1990 Soldera, Case Basse Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Perfection is a sensible word, but in this case it almost seems to be a limitation. A supernatural wine and among the five best wines I have ever tasted. The nose is to die for and tells the story of how complex and mind-blowing Sangiovese can be. It has some of the same ingredients I have highlighted during this tasting, just better defined with master precision. The red fruit of the Sangiovese is the first classic note you come across, then an out of this world sweet perfume of a raspberry note, Burgundy like and again super pure. The second I smelled it I knew it was perfect and a legend. Taste can only disappoint compared to the nose, but it doesn’t. The fairytale continues and the wine manifest itself with perfect Tuscan warmth, minerals, rubber, sweetness in a long vibrating finish. It has everything you could hope for, and it’s almost pathetic to write the world pure again and to highlight the perfect acidity. (100)

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