This was a glass pour at Fig in Charleston (superb restaurant with a very thoughtful and reasonable wine list). A bit cloudy and definitely smelled like an old wine with leather, earth and goudron. I would have guessed this was old Nebbiolo with a little less spine than most. Some Christmas spice character emerged with time. This is definitely better than the 1989 I had recently, but I have preferred the younger versions (ie 1998).
another great showing of this bottle. classically rustic, fine tannin, showing black cherry and just a hint of pruned fruit. on the nose there is leather dusty mocha and dried clay. this wine stylistically pushes all of my hot buttons!
The last of three bottles and the best. Aroma of prunes and raisins as expected but no heaviness at all on the palate. Very fine balanced acidity, just a hint of tannin, and light smoky cherry fruit. Everything is right where it should be. This is fantastic, wish I had bought more.
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