Decanted for four hours, together with a 95's Poggio Antico BdM Riserva, the Castelgiocondo needs at least a few more years to get to full harmony, because of his high tannins. So drink the 95 Poggio Antico now and the Castelgiocondo in a few years.
Italian Sangiovese - Pure Sangiovese or Blend? (Extra Space Boon Keng): Alcohol : 14% A big different with 1st 3btls that offer soft seductive nose of tobacco, very ripe blackberry and dark fruits, sweet plum and fig but not OTT with chalky mineral with good freshness. Very nice! Considerably high tannins for its ages, and in fact, most of us guess this was from 99 or 2000s! Spicy, with high acid that quite short on the finish with juicy ripe fruits aftertaste. Good, just not great.
With time, this does evolved more from the glass and gain more weight and richness on the mid palate, elegantly texture that hide the tannins and alcohol well. Fresh, in harmony. The most drinking wine of the day. Very good, just lack a bit of depth and complexity. Buy - No.
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