Dark berry, coffee grounds, black pepper. Pretty classic Donati. My one knock on this wine & some of the other Donati 2006 & 2007 vintages is that it is way too chunky! Chunks around the cork. Chunks in the glass, and chunks in the bottom of the bottle. We're going to make a trip to the store for some filters before I open another bottle. If the wine was at least filtered a little, I would have rated it several points higher.
Came back to the label after a few years' hiatus & remembered what we liked so much about the fruit and the winemaking. Deep purple, nice balance of aromas between cassis, blackberry compote and a touch of smoke, all of which carry to palate with plum, dark chocolate and black cherry notes. Rich mouthfeel, consistent front-to-back flavor profile and a medium-long finish. A bit more tannic structure would elevate the score 2-4 points, but who cares. The flavors and experience of the Piscenes' fruit is just delightful. Plus, did we say QPR? On a great special at the winery, should have grabbed a couple of cases.
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