• jsjones Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 22, 2020 - Aged well. Garnet in color. Earthy aromas as well as red fruit. Tasted better after about an hour. Initially almost a little too acidic, then became well balanced with great mild tannins and flavors.

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  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 8, 2019 - Prior bottle was to the day 14 months ago and this wine continues to show extremely well. Mostly black cherry on the nose with red cherry hints behind along with leather, tar and spices. Medium bodied with black cherry upfront, blending in some red cherry notes that allow the wine to come off as rounded and beautifully integrated. Mid body retains excellent depth, especially towards the backside. There's black raspberry and plum notes and then tart cherry (mix of red and black). Minerals notes, leather, tar and spices on the finish. There's still enough tannin here to provide very good structure and some dryness for contrast with the fruit. Over the course of four hours, got better and better. Based on how well the fruit showed as well as where the structure is today, this wine should be able to continue to hold this level for at least another 18-24 months. This is peak, but give it at least two hours open to show it's best. This was my final bottle (for now), but given how well it showed, I would buy more if it becomes a possibility.

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  • JuliannaDHS Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 4, 2019 - Wonderful and satisfying but probably not a wine for the masses. Very savory with loads of sandalwood, leather, herbs, and after some time, essence of cherry.

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  • mister ree Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 29, 2019 - Open bottle 3 hours prior, didnt decant but probably will do next bottle as a lot of fine sediment, strong leathery nose good fruit and depth of flavour if it wasnt for sediment i would say good for another 5 yrs

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  • Oldmanzin wrote:

    January 5, 2019 - Flawed

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  • pavel_p wrote:

    September 16, 2018 - Clearly oxidative on the nose now. Unfortunately continuous the downward trend of the last few bottles (see last note May 2018). Drink up if you have this. 88-89

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  • Montana wrote: 90 points

    September 14, 2018 - This wine required a great deal of airing to get to anything I felt was an acceptable degree of flavor.

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  • Schwarzer Hund Likes this wine:

    May 20, 2018 - medium dark red color, earthy mixed cherry bouquet, ripe dense fruit on palate, well balanced, very smooth, mixed cherry and earth finish. Seems to be at a good drinking stage now. Excellent with grilled lamb chops.

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  • pavel_p wrote:

    May 17, 2018 - Pnp. Consistent with last tasting note 6 months ago. Have had 10 or so bottles in regular intervals over the last 5 years. This was very nice in its youth (rated around 92 back then) but is getting really tired now, dominated by prunes and other overripe dark fruit, tar and a touch of heat. All freshness is gone. Tastes like oxidized notes, unfortunately rather common in mature Sangiovese, are literally around the corner. Drink up. 89-

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  • Oldmanzin Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 15, 2018 - Consistent profile from my previous notes. Great juice!

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