Had it double blind and put it at an excellent 20 y.o. Right bank Bordeaux. It is at top form now - properly juicy brambly fruits with a hint of menthol and smoke (no barnyard at all). Medium, very elegant and round body, had an overall feel of friendliness and cheerlfullness, which in retrospect should have also lead to Supertuscany. Hedonistic but not overdone. You will crave more of it.
Dark rosewood color. Nose of blueberry pie, ash, bitumen, red rocks and paprika. Palate has a smooth entry and a rich, oily midpalate, with a slightly hot and faintly bitter finish that lingers at the back of the mouth. Overall this is nuanced, balanced, and pulsing with life at 21 years old. It's easy to dismiss these wines when they're tasted young, but time reveals why the reputation persists.
Un Tignanello encore en grande forme et même légèrement tannique et austère. Le Cabernet-Sauvignon m'a semblé dominer avec des notes typiques de poivron rouge et de réglisse. Le bois est bien intégré et élégant. Pourrait vieillir encore.
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