94 points Parker’s Wine Advocate:
“The 1997 Lupicaia is largely the result of an April frost that swept through much of Tuscany that year, dramatically lowering yields. The 1997 is remarkable for the sheer weight and concentration of its fruit. The wine possesses awesome richness in a full-bodied style. Some of the ripeness has been achieved at the expense of aromatic complexity, but nevertheless the 1997 Lupicaia remains a superb wine that should continue to age gracefully on it the sheer depth of its fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.” (01/10)
93 points Wine Spectator:
A solid, compacted red, with intense aromas of smoke, dark chocolate and ripe fruit. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Very extracted style. Give it time. Shows some class. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2003.” (10/2000)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.