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WTN: 1997 Castello di Monastero Chianti Cl. Ris.


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Medium-dark garnet colour with fat, teardrop legs. Aromas of lilacs, black cherries, earth, vanilla, spice, black licorice, and truffles. Medium-full bodied with vanilla, blackberry, black cherry, pepper, and raspeberry coulis. Long, lingering finish, ~45-50s with blackberry and spice following through. Drinking beautifully right now, but will hold for several more years in the cellar. One of the best bottles of Chianti that I've had in a while. 90 points (11/15/2003).

Served with this a wonderful Milanese-style veal chop with mushrooms and Grand Marnier sauce. Let's just say I could consume this pairing every day for a month and not get tired of it.

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