Ran through the Vinturi and decanter. Found the wine to be a touch on the thin side with nice levels of palate drying tannins. Really enjoyed the nose with notes of cherry, cooked meat, and Slovenian oak. Food wine for sure, but found it to be more and more approachable as it opened up. Very old world style, less about massive fruit and manipulation. Kind of a Chianti you might expect in the early 80's. There are better CCR's out there at similar prices
Though not generally a Banfi fan, I thought this effort was fine. A darker CCR with the basic profile of cherry fruit and earth. Had correct acid level, tannin, and medium weight. Maybe it was the quality of the 2004 vintage. Exceeded my expectations.
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