Original tasting and review : This is I Greppi Greppicante, Bolgheri, Italy, 2006, finished at 13% alcohol and first sampled 9 years from vintage date, in May, 2015.
In the glass: Deep muddy magenta, opaque from within a half inch of the edge of the glass.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bright and deep old brambly fruit. From the aroma, seems like this will be solid with an old world element.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact dusty and gritty old world tannins that carry sparse dry blackberry fruit into your cheeks. From there, the sip slowly dissipates, cleansing the palate with its ascetic dry scrub.
In summary: Overall, rates a solid old-school three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.
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