Brown upon initial opening, but the color deepens with two hours of air. Decanted. Lots of sediment in the bottle. Dark cherries, violets, earth, and leather on the nose. The cherries and leather dominate the palate, with nice tannins. Really starts to come alive after two and a half hours. This will likely keep for several years, but the 2030 date in CT is probably optimistic.
Color is garnet / brick. Nose not giving much fruit, but some rose detectible. In the mouth, very secondary with low acidity and completely integrated tannins. Showing more red currant fruit and aged tobacco and leather on the palate. This bottle was decanted / re-corked 12/2005 by the producer prior to late-release. Very soft and accessible over 2-3 hours. I don't think this will improve, but will hold at very good for many years.
Taste: Medium bodied with youthful medium/high acidity and youthful tannins. The palate is very well balanced with excellent depth and silky tones of tar, various floral tones, roses, roasted herbs, berries, and wild flowers.
Overall: This is a cellar release from borgogno. This bottle came off as extremely young and with a very very long way to go. While it got about 2 hours of air, it could've used more even though it is still a great bottle of wine as it was getting better in the glass before it got drained.
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