Avignonesi Vin Santo di Montepulciano 1997 Bottle size: 375ml

Italy, Tuscany
R1,500
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'The 1997 Vin Santo di Montepulciano offers up a compelling array of toffee, coffee beans, dried figs and licorice in a full-bodied, totally opulent style. This luxurious, sumptuous wine reveals superb balance and an eternal finish, with closing notes of mocha and espresso that linger on the close. The Vin Santo is a touch lighter – if that is truly the right word – than the Occhio di Pernice, with a more pronounced floral component. In this vintage they are both profound and very close in terms of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2029.' –Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, 97/100

'Made with Malvasia Toscano and Trebbiano grapes (unlike the slightly more complex Occhio di Pernice Vin Santo, which is made from Sangiovese), this is a delightfully rich and concentrated sweet wine that boasts unreal levels of intensity and personality. The wine is smooth and round with lingering notes of brown sugar, roasted almond, melted sugar, dried apricots and figs.' – Wine Enthusiast, 97/100

'(a blend of malvasia Bianca, lunga toscana and trebbiano toscano; ten years in small caratelli; 13% alcohol) Golden amber color; viscous and glass-staining. Intensely perfumed nose features fresh herbs and dried flowers, plus nuances of candied mango, ripe peach, toffee and milk chocolate, along with a strong note of alcohol. Then very sweet and dense, with high but harmonious acidity nicely lifting the very sweet, dense mocha, date and raisin flavors. Finishes very long and unctuous, with a trace of heat and notes of bitter almond and burnt caramel. As impressive as this is, I'm not sure it has the balance of the great 1994.' – Ian D'Agata, Vinous, 95/100

'Thick, like eating caramel ice cream topping. Full and viscous, with a very sweet palate and bright, lively acidity. Almost like a Bual Madiera. Desserty and mind-blowing.' – James Suckling, Wine Spectator, 95/100
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Condition New
Blend information Malvasia Bianca, Lunga Toscana and Trebbiano Toscano
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating AG 97
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