Even with hours and hours of air, this wine is still fiercely tannic, not offering a heck of a lot of pleasure. Five years on from my initial bottle, this wine seems like it's in suspended animation. Bury this in the cellar for another 3-5 years and hope for the best. Not rated.
Slow-ox'd for a few hours after pouring wine out to the shoulder. Much nicer than a tester bottle five years ago. It's fleshed out, showing more complexity and texture. Balanced, showing traditional Sangiovese character of dried cherries, plums/prunes, sottobosco, worn saddle leather from quality fruit and elevage in large Slavonian oak botti. Solid finish. At the start of its drinking window, this wine should drink well and possibly improve marginally over the next 5-8 years. Drink now-2023.