Opened while cooking a traditional Italian dinner and sipped while cooked. I had to be careful as I could have blindly drank this in no time. Nose it old world with a little funk and dark cherries. The taste was dominated by similar dark cherries and plums. A lot more going on here that I didn't write down. A beautiful Cab Franc
Opened at the table. Blueberries and cocoa dust in the mouth; finishing with somewhat gritty tannins. Appears significantly less evolved than a well airated sample recently tasted at an event. After more than an hour in a decanter, the wine lost most of its harsh finishing edges, revealing a sweeter side and a more complex shades of cedar and plum. Needs a few more years to come into a better balance.
Le Macchiole Wine Dinner (La Pizza Fresca Ristorante): Wonderful flowery aromatics soar from under a beautiful nose of an evolved Bordeaux. Taste of fully ripe red fruit and plum is buttressed by notes of mushrooms and earthy aromatics. Very floral, particularly when compared with a darker and more extracted syrahs. Beautiful balance overall. Drinking perfectly now.
Lovely young dark cherry fruit on the palate with plenty of acidity.. The tannins are still harsh and the wine needs more time but it is certainly a pleasure to drink now. The fruit is somewhat pruny and you can easily find the oak but it is well integrated.
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