PnP, served non blind. Medium garnet core, good reflmection and tawny at the rim. Aromas of cherry skin, balsam, black truffle, salvia. An odd cheese and fennel bent pops in and out - not welcome. Slightly reductive, so I'll give it 30 in the decanter and see where it goes before tasting. (update). Better, but only slightly fresher. Full bodied(-), excellent acids, grippy, focused tannins. Seeing as how it is begging for food, I'll oblige. Sadly, my last one. recommended, 14% abv, drink thru 2017
update: outstanding turn around! clean, fresh and pure on day 2, what a joy to drink
Slow-O 2 hours. No signs of age save a touch of orange at the rim. What this has lost in the past year in terms of freshness, it's more than made up for with complexity and depth. Great purity of fruit here on this traditionally styled, full-bodied effort. Some resin and red floral on the nose give way to several layers of elegance. Only the slightest dryness from the moderately scaled tannins, with even less bitterness. It should come in magnums, it's that tasty. 13,5% abv.
decanted 30 minutes. Consistent tn's. So bright and fresh it transports me to the Langhe hills. Firm, drying tannins are supported by lively, abundant acidity. A terrific example of the grape and the area. Served with pork medallions in a sage morel cream sauce - outstanding
pop n pour. Probably should have decanted this for at least 30 minutes, but nonetheless, this was very nice. Very bright cherry on a medium frame with gushing acidity and very firm tannins. This shows wonderful structure for mid-term ageing, but is drinking well right now. This absolutely begs for food. Approx $25, drink thru 2015
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