Poured a small glass directly after opening. The cork is barely saturated. Wow the smell of cherries is overwhelming is a good way. The wine looks like it only 2 yrs old and it's legs coat the entire side of the glass. The first sip mirrors the smell. A mouthful of dried cherries, just beautiful. I have owned these since release and the provenance is impeccable and it shows in both the taste and appearance. This wine is still primary and I won't open another for a few years, yes a few more years. Great with a black and blue steak. It just gets better and better in the glass. I should have decanted this for a few hours. I must say I love Lisini's wines as they are very traditionally made. '95 was not supposed to be a great year, but this wine is an exception. 92-93 and maybe more if it ages well.
Dark to the rim. Beautiful nose of that unmistakeable Bordeaux profile. The tanin and acids have melted away but are just present enough to keep the wine fresh and balanced. Decent mid pallate and the finish beggs you to take another sip. All in all a realy good wine with our meal and I am glad to have other bottles. No rush to drink and the wine should stay here for many years.
2010 - Decanted for about 1 hr before tasting. Still Opaque and looks like a much younger wine. Still tanic but not to the extent that it was 7 yrs ago but none the less this wine still needs 4-5 years to resolve. The balance between fruit, acid and tannins is still there just need to wait. I have been tasting a few 2000's and that balance is/will always be a hallmark of this vintage. I love it. 89-90 pts today.