From 375. Dark. Reluctant nose initially gave way to dark fruit, spices and earthy nuances. Powerful black fruit, with black liquorice and cherries. In time the black liquorice gave way to some red liquorice. Intruiging. Long finish. I've had a half dozen bottles of this over the years, and there's been a bit of bottle variation. Not traditional Brunello, but a very fun glass of wine.
Still dark, with some bricking. This wine opened up quickly to reveal a nose of dark berries and black plum. Beautiful secondary characteristics of fresh mulch, earth and leather. Dark fruit and spices on the palate. Medium finish. Great balance, with tannins still evident but soft. A great example of aged CCR. Drink now but will hold for a few more years if well stored.