Fine dark red, browning. Lovely exuberant nose - flowers and spices, cured meats and cherries. Follow through into mouth. Very well resolved smooth tannins. Black cherries, all spice, smoked venison, bit of wood smoke. Really lovely, complex and long. Fully mature but by no means falling apart.
Stored 55 degrees, with humidity control. Good color. After decanted for half an hour, was well integrated and balanced, with soft tannins. Nice, mature supertuscan that still has some life, though probably should be drunk within a year or so.
I was afraid, that this bottle was off since the wine level had sunk to Top Shoulder level. But the wine was great, and well matured. Pleasant notes of earth, leather and some hints of dark fruit. I don't know the grape combination of this wine, but based on the taste you would guess it a combination of sangiovese and cab sav.
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(Barone Ricasoli Casalferro) Great nose right out of the gates big with a mixture of incense -like aromas, spicy well-integrated oak, dark cherries, mint and a floral lift. Well developed fruit flavors of dusty dark cherry fruit and barely noticeable tannins. This was ready to go and had a nice mouthfeel and a great finish. This wine was quite explosive in it's youth and has aged well even getting some elegance.
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