Modern Italian classics (Copenhagen): Not very expressive and quite fiercely tannic. Too young or perhaps insufficiently aerated. Fine but kind of remote notes of dark fruit and tar but less polished than expected. Will surely be a fine food wine in time.
Really good wine. Usually I am not often impressed by Italian wines, but this was really enjoyable. Maybe slightly short on the finish for my liking - and QPR is just not great, for the money I'd be looking for a really great Bordeaux which for me delivers more pleasure.
The wine has improved - therefore the higher rating - this is still a very powerfull wine - but everything has soften down a bit - which gives the wine a much better balance. On the palette you get a lot of fruit black cherries - black currant - white pepper - the wine clearly demands food.
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