What you might not know is that I was once also a big fan of Siepi, another Super Tuscan, but in this case a blend of equal parts Merlot and Sangiovese.
Through the second half of the 1990s and early noughts, I had rather equal opinions of these wines, or at least judging from what I stocked in my cellar. Sometime over the past five years, my opinions began to diverge. I found more recent vintages of Siepi less interesting and even had a few terrible encounters with wines from 1997 and 1998.
My hopes were not high when I delved into my cellar to pull out bottles for a grand #GTiSangiovese showdown, so I enthusiastically pulled the Percarlos, adding in the Siepi as a gauge to help judge the respective vintages of the tasting: 1995-1999. This is their story.