Opened for 2 hours prior to drinking; not decanted. Dark red color beginning to show some age at the rim. Not yielding much on the nose; even quite a bit of swirling only able to pull some faint red fruit and flower aromas. On the palate, this wine possesses good acidity, though the flavors are light at best; not much mid-palate as this wine lacks intensity and persistence. This bottle may be atypical, but based on this result, I'd begin to drink remaining 2001s soon. Decanting may have improved aromas and flavors, but this bottle was a bit disappointing. Definitely didn't show nearly as well as bottle tried in 2011.
Decanted for two hours and drank over 24 hour period. Initial impression is a muted nose. Palate is not in balance with a terrible aftertaste. After three hours it fleshes out into a nice Brunello. I would agree that it has a little too much oak. Nice wine, nothing special.
Day two: Left in the decanter overnight to see if it would last. Not only did it last, but it improved drastically. It still has a lackluster nose, but the palate has balanced out into something much better. Nice rich fruits, good acidity and fine tannins. Lasts 45-60 seconds.
Overall this wine was good, but not great. Even with the improvement on day two, I would not give this wine a good QPR rating.