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- jrubbel - 01-15-2001 03:25 PM

I am going a 1991 Brunello Altesino for about $20, but I want to know if 1991 was a good year for the Brunello and if Altesino is a well known (good? i know it depends) wine?
When I bought it, should wait a few more years or is it perfect to drink now?
Can someone give a advice?

Thank you
Jesko


- winecollector - 01-17-2001 11:40 AM

I'm not familiar with your specific Brunello, but if memory serves me correctly 91' was not too great for most wines that came out of Italy in general. I'll see if I can look up some info on your specific wine, and try to get back to you in a few days if no one else does. Since it was generally a poor vintage, your best hope is that it came from a good producer, and was an exception.


- RAD - 01-17-2001 08:10 PM

Altesino is indeed a premier producer of Brunellos, especially form the Montesoli vineyard.

FWIW, Wine Spectator ranks the 1991 at 89; good I'm sure, but probably paling in comparison with the great 1990 vintage.

RAD