Something of a savory element to the dark-cherry and stone fruit mixture. Aerated to decanter one hour, but that was not nearly enough as this showed best on the last glass, some 4 hours in. Even then, this was just beginning to unfold. Give this several more years of rest, or serious aeration if opening anytime soon; Nothing wow about it at this point. Medium-bodied(+), with the slightest EtOH signature still attached. Absent the elegance I've come to look for. Thru 2023
Taste: Medium bodied with medium acidity and chewy tannins. The structure is very youthful and bordering on overwhelming. Beneath the structure lie dark red cherries, red berries, spices, ash, and some earth tones.
Overall: This is very young and elegant. It's showing off a lot to like and can certainly improve.
This was closed down the first night. Not giving up anything. 24 hours later the nose had opened up with predominant floral notes, strawberry and raspberry, plus underlying tobacco and herbs. Medium plus body with dusty, firm tannins balanced by concentrated sour cherry and tangy cranberry, flowers, dried herbs, and bold, racy acidity. A long, tart finish. A enjoyably mouth-puckering experience.
Transparent cranberry red color. Big time ash on the nose, along with soil, leaves, dried herbs, and coffee, with cherry and strawberry sitting underneath. I'm a fan of the nose on this wine. Medium body, high acid, and medium+ finish—body and complexity gaining with air. Loads of red fruit, minerals, and bright acid on the palate. Lovely now; probably better in a few years.
Pale garnet. Such a unique compelling nose swinging between meaty, bacony aromas and fresh, savoury cranberry. Scents of violets add to its complexity but the dominant basil notes identify the wine being present also on the palate. Tannins strike on the attack but are tamed by the rich fruit and the bright acidity to portray a zesty, racy, alluring experience. Truly one of a kind.
The 'cru's' of Mount Etna (Salone di Gusto, Torino, Italy): Medium(-) ruby with garnet rim, viscous. Medium(-) developing nose rather closed nose of red berries, dried red fruits, some spice. Dry, medium acidity, light-medium(-) tannins, medium(-) body and medium alcohol. Medium flavors of strawberries, small red fruits with savory notes penetrating later upon opening. Elegant, light-footed. Good length with focussed fruit-driven finish.