Hazy notes from last night. Aftera 2 hour decant, it started out fairly acidic and tannic. As it warmed and opened up, it did become a bit more rich and smooth. A medium bodied wine of reasonable quality, but it never really impressed last night (B+).
Very nice. Red fruit (sour cherry). A bit of leather. Not overripe, which was a concer given the vintage. A bit of ak, but not obtusive. Medium bodied. In nice place right now. I plan to drink y remaining bottle sooner rarther than later. Very good QPR for $20 I paid.
In the glass this is a deep violet/ruby at the core with a red rim around the glass. Scents of cedar and tobacco are followed by sweet dark fruits and violets. In the mouth the tannins have finally integrated and offer good support for flavors of dark fruits, cherries, blueberries, and a light hint of cigar box to slowly unfold along a medium-long finish.
Black with a deep ruby edge. This presented somewhat closed, particularly on the palate. Nose of bitter chocolate and dirt with black currants. Touch of floral. On the palate, tight with a good entrance but fades fast; dusty tannins and a short finish.
Deep color. Aromatic nose of red cherries, chocolate, and the perfume of oak. Pleasantly dry and balanced on the palate with concentrated flavors and smooth tannins. Enjoyable finish with a slight chalkiness.
3-4 hour decant. Had with home-made lasagna and a spinach salad. Dark currants and fruit on the nose early, then vanilla and oak creeping in over time. The palate was dominated first by black currents, black berries, and then with a smooth silky finish with well integrated tannins. The oak was persistent throughout the palate. The pairing was excellent, the fruit enjoyable, but the oak was distracting (-2 points). This could have been awesome.
If it were only to be judged on the dark ruby color, and the smoky plums on the nose, this would be a delicious mate for a hearty beef stew. (which it was) The taste didn't quite open as much as we expected, but there was a nice swirl of berry fruits, and enough acidity to make for a nice mouth full.
decanted 4 hours. Nose isn't giving too much, slight blackfruit, traces of green pepper. Palate: Still tight tannins, could use another year or two. Dark Fruit and some vegetal components. Had with steak and baked ptatoes and it went really well. This was a good pairing! One more bottle will wait a year.
May have opened too soon. Quite tannic, with fruit not pushing through to balance. Better with food (pasta with a rich Bolognese sauce) but wish I had cellared for another 1-3 years. I'd wait and try again later.
Opened for an hour. Beautiful dark ruby color. A bit of a sweet/leather and spice nose. Tasted plum, spice, leather, and some tannins. The flavors held up the next day. First time trying this table wine. Highly recommended.
Dark ruby. Powerful nose of vanilla and dark fruit. Flavors of plums, dark cherry and spice. Mouthfilling. Tannins nicely balanced. Then.......nothing. This wine just quit after around 15 seconds. Nothing there? Amazingly short. I hope this will flesh out in time, as the beginning was so promising and the ending such a dissapointment. No improvement on second day.
Once again, Crognolo never lets me down. Delicious. Berry fruit, with structure underneath (smoke? leather? can't remember now, it's been several days) to kick it into upper echelons. Consider buying more.
An attractive wine on the nose with plenty of ripe cherry and berry fruit, plum and spices and a touch of oak. Very smooth and silk like tannin, with good balance. Drinking nicely now. My sense is that this is to be drunk now. It did not hold up well to several hours of air.
colour is a little translucent, beautiful purple; aromas of sugar, plums, cherries; lots of milk chocolate on the taste as well as some nice fruit; a little rough around the edges but should benefit from cellar time; smoothed out as the night progressed; this will be a beauty in a couple of years