1995 is not a vintage for everybody. It is austere and a bit tough, but is also fresh, bright and youthful in a rather strict way. The Percarlo was exactly as expected, very 1995 in its youthfulness and focus. Not a big wine, but one that was beautifully balanced, if still surprisingly immature.
Siepi on the other hand has a nose marked by green pepper and herbs. If that’s your thing, then this is a very complex wine. As it so happens, that can be my thing and this bottle of 1995 Siepi absolutely rocked! It was at full peak, fairly resolved, silky, soft and layered with exceptional complexity. I loved this wine! I can’t believe it but today 1995 Seipi is a better wine than 1995 Percarlo. The Siepi is likely just about to begin to fall apart a little bit, in fact by the end of the night it was less expressive while the Percarlo was unmoved, but holy hurricanes would I love to drink that again.