“A wine of 37 years ago, the quality of the bottle still very high. Very gently uncorked and slowly open to air it reveals an extraordinary finess. A magic colour, an aromatic fascinating bouquet; dry mushrooms, brushwood soft fruits, lightly spiced, peppery, rose, pomegranate, maraschino cherries. On the palate a surprising freshness, with the strength of a very lively acidity that softens in wise and velvety gentleness, the taste even more surprising: clean, mineral, savoury, even salty, a great richness that ends in a long, persistent aftertaste..a fine, aristocratic wine.”
By Franco Ziliani, Wednesday 31st, December 2008. A tasting of: Montenidoli1971, Chianti di San Gimignano.