Reddish/garnet in color, dull sheen. Nice expressive aromas of cherries and darker berries, with some smokiness and earthiness. Develops some nice floral perfumes. Flavours show a nice elegant intensity. Medium weight wine, good acidity, medium to long finish. Very smooth and round, a bit of creaminess on the mid palate. Nice berry flavours and cherries on initial attack, drying silky tannins kick in with some black tea, spice and minerality on the finish. A really polished and balanced wine.
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.
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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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