(Glass; Spiegelau Adina Bordeaux)
Hmmm..so from opening the wine was very smooth with sweet flavours from the oak; coconut and vanilla and in general a mild pleasant fruit pattern. However the wine was lacking heavily in complexity, nerve and some sort of edge – it was just too simple. I kept over half of the bottle for day 2 and had a nice surprise when I poured myself a glass. The wine has a bit more killer instinct and comes across with blackberries, herbs (mainly thyme) and warm blooded fruit. The taste has fairly alright structure and acidity and the last drops consist of cappuccino and milk chocolate. Let it be said that I am not that exited about these sexy Italian IGT anymore, but if you like these types if wines and healthy Barbera fruit style you might like Peán, which is fair priced in the Bolgheri zone. A natural contest both in price and geographical location would be to buy Le Macchiole “Rosso” and pair it with this one (I like Le Macchiole better). Though let Peán have some air first.
Thank you for the bottle, Aage
(some information on the wine can be found here http://www.batzella.com/italiano/pean.html )