Has not changed much over the last two years. If anything it has become a bit leaner. Still open and plush though. Big fruit due to warm vintage. Not as much "US-fruit" as last time, but still has more of a cab nose than sangiovese, even if there is only 20% cab. Nice green notes on top. Fresh acidity and mature tannins, which yields a good balance to the sweetness of fruit. Very good with food (as is usually the case with the tart sangiovese!)
Dark ruby. I never did taste this vintage right after release, but i imagine it must have been softer and more plush on the fruit. Nose is refined dark berry fruit, mineral and chalk, spices and pencil. Palate is more structured and rustique than i would have thoughts, the fruit not at all cooked and quite in the background behind all the bones. Still very young and not easily coaxed but the quality is undeniable. There is amble weight and depth on the midpalate here and a very long finish. Not too complex but still refined yet powerful. Classic dusty tuscan profile. Very nice. Hold for 2-4 more years i think before peak drinking begins
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