This was a pleasure to drink. Popped and poured into the decanter and consumed from there. Very elegant structure, smooth tannins with an acidic kick. Fruit notes weren't over bearing, not a fruit bomb by any means. That would be my only criticism: just a hint more fruit would have put this over the top.
This has really improved in three years. Complex nose with red berries and a hint of leather and tomatoes with herbs (but in a very delicious way). Quite long on the palate with a great balance. Good acidity, nice tannins and again some great Italian tomato salad (again, in a very good way).
Un Brunello parfaitement a point. Toute en finesse mais qui ne manque pas d'ampleur par ses généreuses notes fuités de cerises sûres et de tabac blond. Une profondeur certaine. Une longueur qui le classe parmi mes Brunellos préférés.
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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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