Blind tasting, red wine flight 1 wine #2. Dark ruby with vivid hues. Darker colour than the wine #1. Lifted nose of dried fruits, leather, dried plum, dried cherry, smoke, herbs and hints of sweet fruits. Palate displaying more dried fruits profile, dried cherry, sour cherry, plum, leather and earth. It has fresh acidity backbone, end with long spicy finish and firm grip.
Impression only, and for the record, this bottle may have been a little off as there had been some seepage. No cork taint though. Needs air, still tight for the first hour after popping. Nose had spice and leather but wasn't overly exuberant. On the palate, had great weight and mouthfeel. Wish I'd decanted or slow-ox'd to bring out more but that's my bad.
Muted nose of earthy red fruits, leather and truffles. Velvety round texture with no rough edges; all the components are in harmony and balance giving the same aromatic elements on the palate. Finishes with long earthy leather and chocolate with currants.
Tuscany tasting: See-through red with brownish meniscus. Much fresher and fruity than both '85. Noticeable tannins, rather high alcohol, some sweetness, flowery. Milder on the palate than both '85, lovely and approachable.
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(Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso) Dark brick red color; pretty, sexy, ripe berry and plum nose; very tight, tart cherry palate, that gets a lot better after 30 minutes in the glass, needs years; medium finish
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