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Community Tasting Notes (59) Avg Score: 92.8 points

  • Quite dark and concentrated color. Medium expressive nose displaying concentrated red and black cherry fruit, strong iron, tar, dark spices and limestone. Excellent concentration, slightly coiled concentrated cherry fruit, bright acidity, slightly coarse tannins and a long concentrated cherry fruit driven finish with strong iron at the end. This remains very youthful. The overall impression is slightly harsh and coiled. This can still improve for another decade or two as there are plenty of fruit and acidity.

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  • Best bottle yet (and also the last!). This was singing right out of the gate: roses, cherries and tea on the nose; dry, but with a welcome hint of sweetness on the attack, perfectly balanced acidity, and soft tannins; peach pit, cherries and tea on the palate, mirroring the nose well. Fairly full-bodied, with a long length. This bottle totally delivered on the potential I hoped for when I first tasted this wine many years ago. Just wonderful.

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  • Decanted for about 4 hours. The added time teased out a lovely nose of cherries, root beer, peach pit and leather. Medium-bodied, bracing acidity, and mostly resolved tannins. Nice mix of red fruit, peach and almonds, along with more mature notes of dried leaves, leather and tea. The last few bottles have been consistent, and my impression is that this is ready to drink with a good decant. However, if I had many more bottles (which unfortunately is not the case), I would hold a couple back just to see if they might improve further.

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  • Välbyggt paket av kraft och mogen elegans men märkligt fritt från ålderstecken. Hade inte gissat på en 20-åring. Välbalanserat och snyggt. Gott.
    Klar? Ja men vissa slöjor.
    Färg: Mörk tegel.
    Kant: 8 mm mot vattenklar.
    Intensitet: Medel –.
    Färgar glaset? En aning.
    Gardiner: Medel.

    Korrekt? Ja.
    Doftintensitet: Medel +.
    Doft: Frukt - röda bär - körsbärslikör. Mineral - vägdamm. Blommor - viol (lite). Ålder - en hint skogsgolv.
    Utveckling: Moget men inte påfallande åldrat.

    Torrt/sött: Torrt.
    Syra: Hög.
    Tanniner: Mycket fina och mycket närvarande.
    Alkohol: Väl integrerad (14,5 procent).
    Fyllighet: Medel.
    Smakstyrka: Medel +.
    Smak: Frukt - röda bär - körsbär och lite hallon. Fat - mjölkchoklad och lite beska. Ålder - något enstaka höstlöv.
    Textur/balans/bubblighet: Nej.
    Eftersmak: Ganska lång med röda bär och sedan aningen stjälkig beska.

    Kvalitet: Mycket bra.
    Drickabilitet: Tipptopp nu. går säkert spara men varför då?
    Geografi: Piemonte.
    Pris: 1 000 kronor.

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  • Just a very quick note, from memory: initially a bit more muted on the nose than the last bottle I opened a few months ago, but very similar in profile (on the nose and palate) once the wine blossomed after a few hours in the decanter. This bottle really needed a few hours to hit its stride.

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