Tasted blind this time. I kew this was italian. Initially wavered between super tuscan and piedmont nebbiolo. My first guess was nebbiolo because this still has quite firm tannins and this time around I got a lot of raisins and spice. As it evolved it became quite classic tuscan Sangiovese. My second guess was early to mid-90's tig. A better showing than last time. At it's best and in the context of Barolo I was contemplating 93 points, but after it revealed it's true colours I settled on 91.
Weak vintage for tig. No obvious flaws but didn't evolve into anything impressive. Mature, with typical bright cherry fruit. Light kisses of leather and dusty earth. Palate is integrated and good with food but overall unimpressive with a moderate to short finish.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.