2004 Bussola L'Errante

Strange wine. An IGT wine from Verona that is declassified merlot and cabernet made in the same Rippaso method as the corvina grape for amarone. Here we go.

Dark purple to the rim. Earthy loamy nose with perfume, dried figs and dark plums. Mid palate blackberry liqour, sappy lifesaver and bing cherries.Very rich and ripe but not as pruny as amorone can be but this wine clocked in at 15% alchohol. I decanted some of this wine and tried it at two and four hours in the decanter. The decanted wine had alot more earth and a little barnyard in the nose and lost it's sappy liqour flavors in the mid palate and alot more earthy black cherry on the finish with firmer tannins. I wouldn't decant this and enjoy it for the forward fruit on popping and pouring. 91+ pts for me.
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