One of the classic great wines in the Antinori stable.  It is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.  This was essentially pop and pour and which it showed well, it underperformed expectations.  It seems likely given the history of this wine that it needs more cellar time/air.  Deep ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has dust, cherries, but also a slight aquarium note which can often mean poor storage conditions at some point in shipping or retail.  Light tannins.  Good acidity.  On the palate, nice cherry fruit with a tart finish.  Probably a slightly off bottle, but that said, it still "earned" a 90-91 score.  Given the long history, it gets the benefit of the doubt and needs to (hopefully) be revisited.  

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