First taste was a little chalky but then it quickly resolved into a nice bouquet of chocolate and raspberry and light oak. Very nice for this style of wine and excellent with red sauce. This is drinking well and has 1 - 3 years of drinking available.
Maybe this is actually 90p, but after so many thin and watery Chiantis in the last few weeks of our Chianti race, this was a warmly welcomed btl. Still in its early drinking window.
Nose started cherryish and constrained. Dull. But after 6 hrs of decanting, the whole wine cellar had a marvellous aromatic presence of cherries, apples and faint herbs. Same in the glass at the restaurant. In the mouth, this is just fantastic... A medium bodied, elegant wine with high acids and ample cherries BUT with great intensity and fruit all the way. Small tannins are enough to create the framework and small brett to make it multi dimensional. Absolutely married the first plate, that also made us fall in love with the place: cold fusili with a grim tomato sauce and a large, raw shrimp. Fabulous! Wife: 91p. First visit to Canoviano in Daikanyama (Tokyo). This Italian restaurant did very well and the corkage fee is ... free! As long as you purchase something to drink, water is ok. (We chose a glass of the house Spumante: like a prima ballerina with hairy legs.) Final btl, really wish we had more.
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