At first I wasn’t the biggest fan of the nose. It has a lot of dark liquorice tickle and what I normally connect with an overseas wine. The fruit core has an overwhelming level of dark berries – grassy/spicy almost and as it got more air it has several Bordeaux similarities. The taste is however awesome and like the Palazzi it now gives meaning and definition. The taste is very intense, the dark berries it still there, but it has such a perfect structural body, definition and purity despite it bold style. There are many good years of drinking pleasure in this. (95).
Mon 05 Dec, 2005
1997 Le Pupille, Saffredi, Tuscany, Italy
Same feeling here – last tasted with the Berlin boys in Dec-05. Maybe a fraction lower in score.
Fri 09 Mar, 2007