I am pretty sure I have never had a 1987 Piedmont wine before and have definitely never heard anything to suggest it's a vintage anyone has any interest in. But this wine doesn't seem at all like an off-vintage from the initial taste of it, which is rich, even heavy, but also smooth and satiny. From there it hollows out a bit, though, the fruit stretched into a pale red with some old-wine apply flavors.
D'Arenberg dinner at Del Fresco w Chester & friends. Ben W. said bring something old world that doesn't require much decanting so grabbed this on the way out the door -so didn't get to stand this up for a few days. Decanted at restaurant. Very funky & Musty on opening. needed about 45 min to hit on all cylinders. Funk blew off and nice aromatics of old red fruit and rose came out to play -a hint of tar & hoy synn and a nice sweet old Nebiollo . One to enjoy now.
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