SaSyr Maremma, Tuscany, Rocca Delle Macie 2007 60% Sangiovese-40% Syrah, $9.34-$10.99, 87 points, has a dense purple color, with grape and a nose-puckering spice aroma.
This is a medium bodied Red Wine with a smooth texture and early palate spice, with a nice late palate tartness that finished with moderate black pepper.
I began drinking this wine as soon as I took the cork out, and there was a definite delicious factor, but on the second day this wine went bust for me; suffering a diminished tartness, being replaced by an over-powering plum flavor that reminded me of some sad Syrah wines I've tried.
I paid only $9.34 for the SaSyr, and as a table wine it was okay, and certainly a very good wine within the early hours of opening.
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