Maroon coloured with some bricking on the rim. Nose of cedar, plum leather and earth. On the palate were some subdued fruit, liquorice and earthiness. Medium bodied, with still some vibrant acidity, with nicely integrated soft tannins. A balanced, complex wine. Nice length with a chalk like quality at the very end.
Mmm, this is definitely mature with a soft, loamy, forest floor aspect. Tobacco predominates and then delicate notes of cherry. While appealing, this is soft and a bit tired with more acid than fruit or secondary notes at this stage.
I was a bit afraid that this might be getting old but I was proven wrong. After two hours the nose was lovely with leather, cedar and dark fruit. In the mouth there vas no disappointment either. Lovely soft tannins made you dream...
Brunello Blind Tasting (My Home): Right off the bat a different style than the Collemattoni and Rancia.More red fruits and more acidity. This is more about finesse than power. Still, this bottle was showing some light TCA signs for me that did not bother other people. Too bad...
This was a very charming wine, though it did show a rather sweeter fruit profile than I expected from Brunello. Nicely herbal, with plenty of peach and sandalwood aromas in addition to the bright cherry. Well structured, bright and transparent despite the sweet fruit. Very nice.
Scary on first opening - flavors of chalk to almost soap...After decanting for 30 minutes the flavors started showing of earth, tar, with a bit of herbacious undertones. The wine is showing bricking, so maybe this bottle oxidized, although there is no evidence of cork taint. I have one more in my cellar, I hope it's better.
Consumed at Decos Restaurant (San Diego) on Ken Johnson's birthday. Bottle brought from the personal cellar of Frank Noble. Medium ruby robe with red rim. Clean nose, showing moderately intense cherry, plum and exotic spices. Medium-bodied on the palate and sporting medium sweet tannins, with flavors are similar to the nose. The good attack evolves nicely and finishes smoothly.