CINGHIALE RATING 4.3
Immediately identifiable as the old guard. Pepe: funky-barnyard with tar and licorice and some worn leather, wood and earth. Slightly coarse in texture, a bit unbalanced, acidity and tannins galore, and overall delicious. This wine should have had a least another day to rest. Was opened just before the tasting and showed many of its delicious flaws before starting to come out of its shell. It is like a woman without make-up-and then Walla! It rediscovers itself and is enchanting, beautiful in every way. Amazing wine. Not for everybodyâ€”if you always want to wake up next to a beautiful woman this is not the wine for you. Perseverance and a slight perverse taste for the uncommon is what is needed here.