Dinner with Ata Rangi and Escarpment winemakers: A gorgeous, savoury, dusty nose of dark cherry, cassis, cigar box and some Piemontese tar. A beautiful wine on the palate. Quite primary for a 20 year old wine. The fruit sweetness tells you this is not from Piemonte. Blackcurrant and blackberries, as well as brushwood and dark soil on the palate. Also a little savoury mushroom, which is presumably the direction it will go. Excellent fruit volume, structure and acidity. Very good, but there's no hurry to consume this Super Tuscan.
Deep black cherry red that does not suggest 20 year old wine. The cork was perfect on this bottle. Forward nose of violets, blackberries, forest undergrowth. The palate is intense but balanced with touch of black current, wood and mineral notes. Tannins are nearly gone but still show up on the long finish. So enjoyable!
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