Medium red color. Aromas of red cherries, underbrush and wood spices. Medium-bodied, nicely structured fruit in the mouth with very good depth and length and well-integrated tannins. Surprisingly suave and persistent on the palate. At very beginning of its peak drinking period.
Translucent red. Cherry and red berries with a hint of spice on the nose. Smooth and supple on the palate with a medium+ body and medium + acidity. Tannins apparent, but not overpowering. Deeply structured and very alive wine!!!!
Tasted blind. Quite pale but bright crimson red; medium tapering rim. Simple raspberry/cherry fruit but with a slightly green edge. Smooth and velvety on the palate but lacks a little density with some dry earthiness coming through. A bit austere on the finish. 3-
Medium ruby color. First pretty muted, after 2 hours of decanting opening up a little. Nose of red berries, but also some dark berries, some sweet spices and some minerals. On the palate, there are berries again, minerals and also some flowers. Medium+ bodied with surprisingly medium+ acidity for this warm vintage and medium tannins, that are a touch dry. Good length. A. Galloni (who I respect a lot) rates it 92 points. Maybe it's just a little young at the moment, but I'm not sure if it will ever be in total balance of fruit, tannins and acidity. I have 2 more bottles and will taste it again in a few years...
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