Decanted 2 hours prior, some sediment, however the air really helped the wine open up. Great color, dark rich fruit, dark chocolate on the front end, nice long finish. Last of the 2005's, now on to the 2006's.
Very good. Deep dark red/black color. Still had lots of fruit, not the in your face fruit. But the balanced, mellowed fruit that assures that the wine has many more years. It still had some tannin. Drank over 2 hours, didn't change much. Needs more air/time to change. Long finish.
Nothing like my previous experience, this managed some prettiness, but remained fairly linear and compact on the night. With too many bottles already open, this had nearly 2/3 left for night 2 where this showed much more of its potential, its inner beauty. Medium-bodied, elegant and built to last, let this rest another 5 years if you want the complete package. 13,5% abv., recommended
Double decanted (lots of sediment), served non-blind 4 hours later. HOLD.
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
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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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