This was a really nice surprise, indeed. Bought a couple of bottles up on release, and tucked away a few to see what would happen. A brilliant move it seems, as this wine really showed great tonight. First few bottles drunk back when purchased was really easy going and straight forward, fruit driven and easy going. Very fine nose, with red berries, fine wood, cedar, loads of lovely green Italian herbs, spices, Tuscan earth, touch of licorice and cough medicine. Complex and deep. Palate was equally fine. Deep fruit, mature, fine and complex, with good grip, structure and long and silky finish. Cool and expressive. Excellent low priced Tuscan well-made wine, will last and continue to develop another at least 5 years, probably longer. Recommended! (90 – 92+)
Still needs a 2 hour decant. Some sediment is present. Not s good as previous bottle. Cork half soaked in red, btw. Consumed with beef and vegetable lasagne. Probably needs something even more substantial, beef stew or a steak.
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