August 13, 2019 - Decanted 2hrs.. This wine continues to drink well although probably fully matured now. Dark garnet, full bodied with notes of candied cherries, cassis, game with well integrated tannins. Long satisfying finish.
June 8, 2019 - With lasagna from Pizza of Venice Altadena Ca. Took an hour to start to mellow and then became really nice & smooth. Still young if you wait- first taste after opening was tainted but that blew off after an hour.
October 27, 2018 - Still drinking beautifully. A bit less than the Fontallaro, but still lovely.
August 27, 2018 - In a great place. Incredible life left in this.
June 24, 2018 - Red fruits, leather, earthiness, mineral and intriguing notes of roasted herbs (or Chinese herbal tea), muted oak/vanilla. Very high quality acidity keeps the balance of flavours in check. Nice to drink now.
May 31, 2018 - This Brunello is in a great place. Medium ruby color. Subdued tannins, dusty, dried red cherry fruit, Chambord, tobacco leaf. Still vervacious and structured. Drink now.
December 17, 2017 - Lacking depth and complexity. Would never guess this is a 20 year old wine
October 14, 2017 - Lots of sediments, not decanted or filtered, disturbed the real taste of this wine at a celebration.
October 6, 2017 - Reserved and austere; some cherry.
September 2, 2017 - More tobacco and less black fruit, more complexity and less richness than the 2/5/10 bottle. Still very fresh at 20 years of age. Terrific acidity and verve suggests this wine has at least another 10 years of life ahead of it.