Gave this bottle 6+ hours of air (as suggested by PKNUT), 3 hr. slo-o followed by 3 hours in the decanter. Wow did it respond. Simply glorious and delicious. Gorgeous translucent red hue, earthy and fruity nose with total poise and elegance on the palate. Finishes with great length and elegance. A wine with soul!
Drank this over the course of three nights, and it was best on the third. Initialy, this showed the standard dark Giovanni Rosso profile, more dark berry and black cherry than lighter red Nebbiolo, with a tarry, balsamic core, and with serious underying structure and yet the sides were soft, seemingly from age, rather than hard or angular. The tannins even seemed somewhat green on the second night. But by the third night, the structure relented and the wine showed a more feminine, prettier face, just lovely. Give this one A LOT of air.
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