Santo Stefano di Nieve Riserva, B. Giacosa
"In keeping with the style of the vintage, the 1985 comes across as further along the aging curve in its color, flavors and structure. If offers an irresistible mix of sweet prune and plum fruit with notes of spices and licorice in a soft, ethereal style, with notable sweetness and a warmly resonating alcoholic finish." (97pts Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate In the Cellar #GX, April 2007)
"The 1985 Santo Stefano is an outrageous, decadent wine. It offers an ethereal, perfumed nose along with layers of dark fruit in soft, seductive style, closing with a blast of tar on the finish. The Santo Stefano is the more open of these 1985 Giacosas. It is an irresistible wine to drink today and I would choose to drink my remaining bottles over the next five or so years while the fruit and vibrancy are still present." (97 pts. Antonio Galloni, In the Cellar, Apr. 2007)
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