I thought I'd do two tasting notes of the same wine. One from when the wine was released and one now. I deliberately held back the first tasting note for this reason.
Domaine Lucci Sangiovese 2010
Tasted March 2011
Savoury Christmas cherries mixed with dehydrated potting mix and spicy mixed herbs sit underneath a cinnamon swamp of oak. At the moment the oak is too much for the fruit but hopefully it will come together. All the flavours are positioned on a medium bodied palate of medium length. Give it a bit in the bottle and then go for your life.
Tasted November 2011
The alcohol pokes out a bit but it is the oak that dominates, or maybe it is the fruit that has faded, as all I got over the 3 days was an attractive oak flavour with a little heat. There is a nice element of tannin providing interest but the whole thing fades quickly on the palate.
Rated: 85 March/ 83 Now