quote:Originally posted by futronic:
I would much prefer the wine smell like Sangiovese. Hopefully the baby fat and oak and coffee falls out of the wine with age and results in a core of true Sangiovese coming through.
In the context of other wines and based on my experience with Crozes-Hermitage, I would much prefer it to smell like Hermitage as any bottles of the former I've had were all disappointing.
For what it's worth, we all thought it smelled like an Aussie Shiraz upon opening it.