Initially very earthy and dusty, both on the nose and palate. After an hour+ of air time, this opened beautifully and became quite fruity. Very powerful aromas of earth, dried dark fruits, leather and spice fill the glass. Full-bodied, offering a generous mouthful of ripe, tangy cherry and strawberry fruit, with wonderful depth and focus. A lively acidity is the perfect complement to its abundant ripe fruit. The long, lip-smacking finish features attractive notes of oak, spice and mineral. A beautiful, old-school Brunello that leans ever-so-slightly to the Modern style, and is now in its prime drinking window. 50+5+12+17+8=92
Dark Ruby with brick red hue showing its age. Elegant nose, dark plum, dark cherry, some earthy notes and subtle cedar oak. Drinking well now and it is still structured and robust on palate, displaying nuances of cherry, dried fruits, plums, leather and dried tobacco. It has a nice and solid mid-palate, finishes long with chewy tannins.
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(Argiano Brunello di Montalcino) Dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; lovely boysenberry, blackberry and herbal nose; pretty, tasty, deep, ripe cherry, red fruit and boysenberry palate with balance; medium-plus finish
(Argiano Brunello di Montalcino) #1; COLOR-medium; NOSE-very pretty; loaded with really pretty strawberry jam aromas; a little lilac play as well; also a chalky dust component and a shredded dark mocha chocolate as well; TASTE-good firm tannins on the back-end; this wine is very young; very dry wine on the back-end; I'm picking up some heat on the back-end which is OK; great rustic and sun-dried tomato on the back-end; very classic tannins; good richness; more body than I expected which is exciting me about this '04 vintage; it's juicy, but not over the top which I like a lot; this wine is legit; really flavorful; packs a big punch, but extremely smooth considering the back-end tannins; this will last 12-15 years; if drinking now, you should decant for 2-3 hours; would go extremely well w/ meat dishes; maybe a little too big for pasta and fish; classic style; I like this wine; the strawberry in undeniable; I get a little tobacco on the back-end; this brings some serious thunder; WS-94; GV-92+
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