This developed nicely over the course of several hours. Tight, with tremendous acidity, it ultimately shows tart, macerated cherry, leather, cracked stone-laced gravelly notes. Lean but intense. Great dinner Brunello. Should last and improve for at least another 5 years. — 7 days ago
Mild tannin, just enough dark cherry — a month ago
I incorrectly assumed that drinking it would give me all the abilities of a rabbit. Once I got past the disappointment, what I was left with was a decent blend that was sort of mellow and understated with low acidity. It seemed as though it was trying not to provoke me but that, in itself, set me off a bit. It was a B-level ambassador of a wine. — 19 days ago
Had fond memories of drinking this in Italy a few years ago. I wish i could find it in Ontario. — a month ago
A rather vivid ruby red color with a wide brim upon opening. After an hour decant the nose displays classic Brunello notes of dried cherries, violets, and smoked tobacco. A bit beefy and meaty with more smoke and grilled meats also show. The plethora of eastern spices compliment the black tea.
Classic, old school Brunello. Can’t beat it. Not modern in its approach, this is more austere than many of the newer models. But that doesn’t mean it’s not inviting. Elegant gets thrown around far too often in wine but it’s appropriate here. Lush and ethereal with that certain something going on.
The fruit on the palate is still lovely and lively. Long, deep notes of cherries and plums. Sandalwood and roasted nuts to go with the cigar box. Leather and dusty earth to die for. Wonderful acidity on the long finish. This is still just a baby so keep waiting but it’s so pretty right now. — 5 days ago
Wonderful in every way. — 2 days ago
Light but interesting; a Gary wine — 17 days ago
We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.
Nose has vintage Port at ~20Y, blackberry, blackcurrant, ripe blueberry, rehydrated raisin, coffee grounds and soil from a forest fire
Palate has orange zest in blackberry jam, dried cherry compote, wet baking spice, molasses cookie, medium tannins with intense finish, can hold easily another +10Y in proper storage. Amazing bottle. — a day ago
Italy. Definitely one to have again. Delightful flavours. — 6 days ago
2nd bottle crushed dry med weight savory & saline — reminds me of non bot. chenin — a month ago