Alluring nose with bright red fruit, herbs, currants and damp underbrush. So concentrated it just explodes on the finish. Secondary flavors just starting to emerge. This is in a good place right now. Integrated yet dusty drying tannin. So fresh and vibrant. This gets better and better the longer it sits in air. Complex and Structured. Decanted 3 hours. Drink now-2020
Very dark. Powerful nose of black currant and later black currant liqueur and vanilla. In the mouth it is blackcurrant, considerable concentration and a tannic finish. Drank along side the 2006 which was lighter on its feet and my preferred bottle. Very good in a napa Cabernet style. Think I'll move it into a warmer spot in the cellar, because it is not maturing.
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(Antinori Tignanello (Toscana IGT)) This wine has a very youthful and vibrant hue. The aromas are intense and concentrated with cherry fruit, quite gamey with substantial character on the nose. There is certainly plenty of promise here. The palate shows a great combination of substance and structure, showing the young, biting, acidic substance of barely adolescent Sangiovese with a fine backbone and a little vein of tannins behind it all. This is really attractive and full of promise. It needs time in the cellar, another 3-5 years at least I think.
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