Impenetrable black with dried-blood edges. Good dark-fruit nose with an intoxicating chicken-farm earthiness. I will be doing a smug princess-wave to all you New-World wonks from the brettmobile on this one for sure. Lavishly layered and blistering funk, and all through a pillar of thinnish cold, steely fruit over the middle with absolutely MIND-NUMBING tannins.
This drinks like a 3yo Cornas or cool-weather Petite Sirah. Just BOGGLING the amount of texture and backbone in this thing. Prob a tad out of balance, but call me in a decade. The most shockingly wonderful Italian wine I have had in decades. This takes my IGT game to a whole new level of understanding, as I am used to drinking fairly extracted Merlot-Sangiovese-Cab versions or variations therein. Here with Syrah and Grenache we have an entirely different bird.
Pitch-black with a massive bouquet. Fruit for days and days and blistering, stunning tannins. Not going anywhere, and I would love to taste this in 20 years. I keep opening these just to show people how unbelievable they are and it is very sad I did not buy more when they were available.
2005 POGGIO ARGENTIERA Finisterre IGT 50/50 SY/GR Gianpaolo Paglia Toscana Italy 14.0