Drank from a magnum. Decanted for 1.5 hours and put back in bottle. Drank over 3 hour period. Very dark in color and much denser than I was expecting. Some fruit on front end and chalky dirt on finish. Really enjoyable. I would buy again in a heartbeat.
Perfect bottle. Much more even in the mouth with no bitterness on the finish, mature, integrated fruit of tar, leather, deep plum and very slight attractive scorched flavor. Overall, lasting, satisfying, now or wait.
Nice developed aroma and flavor with intermittent slight scorched fruit. Some astringency that also fades in and out as the wine changes temperature and reacts to different food textures. Similar to last experience although not quite as even in the mouth, beginning to end. Drink or hold short term.
Great stuff, though much bigger than your typical Chianti. That's not surprising, given the vintage, just something to be aware of. Huge, deep flavors that would go well with steak or even lamb. Still plenty of life. We decanted for a couple hours, then enjoyed the wine over another hour with dinner. It was too big to pair perfectly with the stuffed turkey, but we managed. :)
"Snowed In" in Maine (slave2thevine's house): This wine still needs time sideways. With that much said, it is still a beautiful wine. In the glass it is a lovely ruby color with scents of anise, earth, funk, and floral notes that are very intriguing. In the mouth there is medium+ tannins that are supported by an earthy component followed by flavors of sour cherry and wild strawberries with light mouth puckering acidity.
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