Plenty of tannin, plenty of acid, but short on fruit. Enough earth/underbrush to clearly be old world Italian, but not enough fruit to balance it out. Pleasant enough to drink nonetheless, but 'm not convinced on the QPR. x EDIT: OK: 3 hrs in (remained in bottle, mostly re-corked), this is starting to show some fruit on the nose and the palate, Not huge, but it's there. (Or is it my wine buzz? Tonight I drink alone...very sad.). x I pulled this bottle because of a CT drinking window of "drink by 2010". Given the narrow holdings/tastings of this wine, I may have put too much faith in that. No promises, but if I had another bottle, I'd hold 2-3 years or decant 1-2 hrs.
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