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Siro Pacenti - Brunello di Montalcino
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.
Monasterio - Ribera del Duero
Ripe and delicious. Ready to go!