1995 Col d’Orcia Poggio al Vento BdM Riserva.

From the wine list of the restaurant of Albergo Giglio in Montalcino, dinner of Sunday the 3rd June 2018, paired with roasted guinea fowl in balsamic vinegar & vin santo.

Full in body (like a light-heavyweight), sanguine/meaty/ferrous notes in well-concentrated, already softening fruit. Bit of underlying tar. Touches of tea (materially less than in the ‘85), balsamico & old dried flowers.

Quite similar to the ‘85 I had two nights previous; but fuller and more solidly packed. Longer too. Very nice.