This is an outstanding wine, but it didn't deliver what I was looking for on this evening. The folks I was drinking it with felt otherwise and it was there favorite wine (tasted blind). Ruby in color with dark swirls, mostly clear and bright. The nose hasw black raspberries, black cherries, baking spice and roasted herbs. Full bodied with firm tannins. On the palate, this has black cherry fruit. It seems deep but not giving up much. With air some black raspberries and even blueberries emerge. Hard to get past the tannins. Firm finish. This needs some time to come together and open
Ruby in color with blacks swirls, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is very deep. Spices, black cherries and slight cough drop notes. On the palate, lots of black cherry fruit and firm tannins. Good balance. Nice finish. This needs a few more years to develop and come together and should drink well for another ten to fifteen after that. Lots of upside on cellaring this. It will work well with heavier meat based dishes such as Pappardelle al cinghiale (Pasta with wild Boar).
Ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is dusty with some cherries. Some wet tea leaves come out with air. On the palate, cherries and black cherries over some damp forest floor. Good balance. More "traditional" in style. This should improve with some short terms ageing. Drink over the next ten to twelve years. This would work well with chicken liver pâté (or is that chopped liver).
Ruby in color with dark swirls. Mostly opaque and bright. The nose is dusty with light cherries and some spice. On the palate, nice cherry fruit. A bit hollow on the mid-palate but finishes strong. This is drinking well but will undoubtedly improve a bit with cellaring. Drink over the next ten years. It will work well with one of those delcious Tuscan soups such as Acquacotta.