Villa Lucia 2008 Rosso Di Montalcino, $22.95, 87 points, begins as an overwhelming orange/brown, but does trend ruby in color with a clear rim.
Brett on the nose (That's my guess not having done a lab test!), but the "barnyard" smell quickly subsides; however early-on, this "Brett" is briefly carried onto the palate.
Having a medium body with good acidity and pleasantly noticeable tannin begins the rebound from what seemed to be a big disappointment.
Strawberry, red cherry, and black-tea flavor notes continues to reverse my initial disappointment.
A fair and fine white and black pepper finish completes the recovery!
Bought at Angela's Pasta, 815 Chestnut Street, Manchester.
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