It is always interesting to taste "older" super Tuscans and unfortunately as a fan of these I have to admit that more often than not these tend to peak a bit too early than I would like to see. We decanted this wine for about 1-2 hours before trying and it had a nice nose with roasted Italian herbs, rosemary, tea leaves but no obvious signs of fruit notes. On the palate it was a bit dry and hot with a touch of cherry skin but again dominated by sensations I'd normally associate with a much older Bordeaux. Compared to similar vintages from Le Macchiole, I'd say the Tignanello wines do not stack up as well in terms of their ability to age.
Dinner at Oscillate Wildly (Oscillate Wildly, Sydney): This seems more Cabernet-like at the moment, even though I know it isn't a large % of the wine. Blackcurrant, cherry, smoke/ash and chocolate. Medium bodied palate, it isn't super complex but it has some slightly plush fruit and the tannins still provide it with grip. Had a small amount left over two nights later and it was still drinking really well, so it likely has some time left to develop.
Very fresh forward styled with sweet ripe black berries and blue berries with a body of ripe cherry tomatoes. A few strips of leather but lesser than I would have thought a tight should show. Grippy tannins. A firm structured yet moreish wine.
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