Drank 2 bottles of this wine in the past month. Purchased from a British Merchant House which sourced them from a private British cellar. Little bottle variations between the 2; not decanted nor breathed beforehand and poured straight from bottle to glass. Colour still very healthy red/purple, no sign of browning edge. Nose typical of aged Sangiovese with musky/stewed red fruits and violets. Palate was initially dominated by acidity, but with time in glass, and food (poached pig offal, trotters, mushroom), the acidity subsided somewhat and indeed was deemed necessary to cut into the simple yet wholesome meaty taste, and the red fruit was brought out nice. Nice medium/full(aging somehow makes Sangiovese fuller in body) and sufficiently long finish.
The nose was wonderfully expressive, displaying a mix of ripe red fruits, spice and sweet herbs. On the palate, I found soft, silky textures contrasted by tart berry and spice with hints of resolved tannin. It finished with great persistence of fruit and hints of leather strap. What a beautiful and mature Sangiovese.
Decanted. Surprisingly light sediment. Poured a glass immediately. Nice ruby color with light browning at the edges. Berry aroma, but disappointingly faint. Berry flavored, medium body palate that seems to be fairly well balanced, although acids may be a bit high. Aftertaste is nice, but relatively short. May be slightly over the hill. Plan to follow over the next 48 hours. Day 2: Nose seems better developed, but otherwise about the same as yesterday. Day 3: no further change.
Un nez qui évoque le Chianti...terre noire humide, cuir, prunes, cannelle Un vin de corps moyen, terreux, assez austère, avec un bel équilibre, une finale harmonieuse, pas très complexe, mais bien fait. 89 pts
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(Isole e Olena Cepparello) A fairly deep colour to this super-Tuscan, tasted in its youth. From the outset the nose has plenty of bramble and berry fruit, together with smoky, tarry notes suggestive of depth and extract. Rich and velvety on the palate, although only medium-full bodied, and cut through with good acidity which is immediately apparent on entry. Plentiful dark fruits, good extract as the nose suggested, and ripe, supple but firm tannins. Strong finish, with a sweet, tannic edge, and a note of elegance. Decent length.
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