Wine tasting note: 1997 Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano DOC

1997 Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano DOC

25th Aug 1998 GBP8 Tuscany Table Red

[Tasted Blind]
Very deep purple/red - purple/pink at rim.
Some development on the nose with aromas of redcurrants and oak - lots of alcohol, needs time.
Full bodied with a rounded, velvety texture. Ripe, sweet bramble fruit with creamy oak and peppery notes on the long finish. Big and luscious.
Young but enjoyable now.
[Fullness 4/5, Drinkability B - drink now or keep, 93/100]
With Game:
A good combination with all of the dishes but a bit too weighty.
The wine didn't really gel with the rich sauce of the Wood Pigeon but came through with the Rabbit - although a bit too opulent, the cinnamon really complimented the finish.
[Grouse 2, Venison 2, Wood Pigeon 3, Rabbit 2]

Wine Tasting: Wine with Game (WINE Magazine)