By: Greg St. Clair
K&L Staff Member
I’ve tasted and drunk this wine 6 different times and each time I get the same reaction, I say ”I remember this being better, more complex”, then over the next hour the wine grows, opens and begins to express the classic salty/savory flavors that this once in a lifetime vintage is known for. Each time I am more impressed, more convinced of how good this wine is. As a “professional” taster I usually get to spend less than 30 seconds per wine and usually you can tell right away, but sometimes, like this time, you really need to decant and spend the time. The nose is full of salted plum, wild cherry, ginger with hints of smoke and truffle that slowly arise from the glass. In the glass those aromas turn to flavors on your palate, expanding, growing and more cherry, bits of garrigue, spice and delicate leather while developing texture; it becomes more viscous, saturated while lengthening on your tongue. The wine rises in the finish lengthening lifting as the waves of flavor come together in the finish. Decant an hour before drinking and for the best experience accompany it with a Bistecca Fiorentina!