Velenosi Sangiovese Blend Rosso Piceno Roggio del Filare 2002
"Colour: Brilliant, gleaming ruby red with a hint of garnet. Bouquet: Intense, elegant nose, with fruit-driven scents and a hint of preserve, blackberry, cherry, all blending perfectly into the wood's spicy undertones. Taste: A pulpy mouthfeel with very ripe tannins; velvety and just the right touch of tannin and fruit. The warm, lingering flavour, full-bodied and well-orchestrated, makes this a distinguished and charismatic wine." Winemaker's notes
For a 6 year old wine, it's holding its fruit very well. Bright and fruit forward. The nose is odd -- I'm getting roast beef, chalk, and black fruits. Medium bodied with medium to high tannins. The earth is not overpowering. All in all, an interesting bottle of wine but I'd steer clear next time because it wasn't 100% pleasant.