I was in the bookstore last night and quickly thumbed through the most recent issue of Decanter. In it, the panel reviewed 2004 Brunello. I was shocked to read that they found the wines thin and that the vintage, in general, was overhyped. They said that they would enjoy these wines now and that they wouldn't recommend long-term cellaring. I was pretty shocked. Almost all the wines had the vertical bottle next to them indicating "drink now."
As a result, I was curious if any of the Italianophiles here shared any of their views. Is it possible that the wines were just shut down? Does anyone even care about what Decanter says anyway? I don't know much about Brunello, but I do know that this was supposed to be a really solid vintage.
Curious to get thoughts from Longboarder, Futronic, et al.