Voluptuous dark red fruits and cocoa. Rich and full in the mouth, yet balanced elements, without anything being over the top. Nicely resolved tannins, and overall drinking well, but likely declining if held much longer. A satisfying wine.
earth, cranberry, slate; some red currant, okra, black cherry; good acidity and tannins notable on its own but just add to the mix with the food; friendly enuf to go with the pasta/sweetbreads/dates, the ragu and also the braised beef cheeks with brown sauce; more open and structured than i recall from last year so still can hold this; reminds me why i like 1999 brunello
Poped and poured at offline. No time to decant or finese. got one pour only. Found this wine tight and ungiving, which is in line with my penchant for more mature wines. Score witheld. Good structure and balance. Good color. restrained palate and nose. Better for me with more age. Would like to try again alone or with one other person to take some time and get to know better.
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