Dark purple, somewhat muted nose, concentrated dark fruits with some buttery oak notes, very silky texture and slightly viscous mouthfeel (in a good way). Drank well 30 min in glass. Drink or hold 5+ years.
No real formal notes (had at a restaurant, short decant). An amazing bottle from Bolgheri’s finest. The Paleo Rosso is always a great example of the variety Cabernet Franc (100%). The 2010 has to be the finest vintage yet, since the creation of this particular wine, back in 2001. Nose is filled with Cabernet Franc typicity, fine herbs, spicy pine needles, freshly cut grass mixed with Bolgheri terroir, Tuscan red Earth, fine cedar wood, deep and full with lovely dark red fruit, cherries and blackberries. Palate is equally fine, great structure, tannins and acidity in fine balance, deep and ripe dark and spicy fruit, fine wood. Superb body and length, with a very fine texture. Great stuff, and will certainly improve for many years. Very high points, I know, but I just loved this bottle, and this wine always delivers. (95 – 97)
Served as a pirate with a larger "Bordeaux crowd". Consistent to my last tasting note. Great fruit and great aromatics. Cabernet France at its best, made in a modern style but not overly so. Very popular wine at the table.
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