Tasted alongside the 2008. Paired with veal chop, rosemary, mushrooms. Decanted for about an hour.
This was just what I had hoped for; edges are starting to brown. Bouquet is immense, with strong notes of rose petal, fresh flowers. There is ample maraschino cherry and blackberry fruit, but the mid-palate is more notable for crushed rocks and layer upon layer of earthy undertones. A touch of Asian spice and oak. The structure is without fault in my opinion. Finish is dry but very long.
Very highly recommended. In comparison to the 08, this is simply a much more complex wine, and I don't think it's from two short years in the cellar...
A very special wine. Decanted 4 hours. Paired well with classic spaghetti and polpette. The wine was deep garnet in color. Bursting aromatics of summer blossoms, cranberry, and strawberry jam. On the palette, loads of cherry, cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramelized sugar. Many layers to this wine. About 40 seconds on the finish. Drinking well now and will be great for another 5-10.
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