Decanted 1 hr before tasting. Rich, dark fruit up front, medium to full bodied with velvety texture, ripe tannins and balanced acidity. Drinking well now, but should soften further with an additional year or two of cellaring.
Beautiful baby Brunello like nose of a mix of ripe and cooked black cherries, great dirty quality, some oregano, clove, and cinnamon, and light vanilla blossom from the extended oak aging. Quality for the price I got it at.
Opened up real tight at first, decanted half the bottle. Towards the third hour, well-defined quality secondary aromatics of leather, tobacco, oak, and a hint of dried herbs. Really dark and broody on the fruit side with dried ripe cherry, but well balanced with the secondaries. On the palate, full and powerful for a Sangiovese, in fact pretty masculine compared to other Sangioveses. [1855 Bottle Shop, Sixth Avenue @S$84.00]
Another excellent showing, a whole lot of charm, verve, and substance for the price. Immensely appealing bouquet; the type that makes you not want to put down the glass. Medium minus body, medium plus acid, light plus tannins. Rounded and bracing! Delicious!
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