Very nice with a little air. Somewhat rustic with brambly blue fruits and some slightly rough tannins. On second night this was smooth as glass, with balsamic notes that were captivating. Great bargain, but next bottle will wait a couple more years.
Just a hint of orange on the edge of a opaque dark ruby colour. Blueberry preserves and aged character on the nose. The tannins are firm but fine and exceptionally well balanced to the substantial fruit still present. Very complex with a medium long finish. With I had more!
Looking at my last note, two years later this wine has really opened up. Has lots more time, give it a good decant. dark berry Palate, medium acidity. pretty much like you'd expect an italian carignan to taste!
Consistent with the prior 5 bottles, good>very good, with excellent purity of fruit and fresh, cool acids. In its peak plateau now, this simply requires a 60 minute aeration in decanter before it's firing on all cylinders. Oak and EtOH fully integrated; good by itself, better with food. 14,5% abv., recommended
consistent with prior bottles: earthy, rustic, lively, a touch savory. Medium-bodied with plenty of fresh acids. Excellent value at just $25. Classic styling, solid typicity; oak fully integrated. 14,5% abv (fully resolved), drink thru 2017
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