Piedmont wines at Mike's (Coventry, CT): Still very young, but so refined, elegant and compelling right now. The tannin's surprisingly fine grained, and there's a core of very pure red and dark fruit tinged by savoury tarry, earthy and highed toned herbal and floral notes. Long, polished and wonderful to drink, even though this has years ahead of it.
TTTG Blind (Piemonte) (Coventry, CT): Medium ruby. Surprisingly intense nose given the youth. Red fruit, floral, some spice, sour cherry. Grainy tannin and lots of wood tannin. With a day's air, the nose becomes more perfumed. Too young, but very good.
Wow, way too young. Still enjoyable, with great aromatics and mouthfeel, but I'm not touching another bottle for 10 years. I was also surprised at the 14.5% abv - I think a little time would help with heat/balance.
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