the 2001 and the 2004.
This time it was the 2000 that I put the corkscrew in. I didn´t have my hopes up, since 2000 is an lesser vintage in comparison to the 2001 and 2004. But lo and behold - this outperformed the previous vintages tasted - not by much, but still.
2000 Stielle, Rocca di Castagnoli
A wide open, yummy, fine nose with notes of sweet black cherries, plums, violets, coffee powder, autumn leaves and Tuscan gravel. Round, generous and hedonistic. Very, very good. This is almost fully mature.
The taste is taut, warm and fine with notes of black cherries, cigar smoke, warm tiles, rosemary bushes and gravel. Some autumn leaves in the long, warm finish. This is drinking beautifully right now and surely for the coming 5+ years. Really good!
89p (tasted 2013/08)