Arturo: Saint of what? Tijuana?

Deep garnet with seriously bricking corners out to wide and clear.  Gamy and ancient-smelling, with burning volatility and massive amounts of not-luscious oak.  Decanted hard.  Smells like melted plastic and generic M&M’s in pond-water.  HEAVY breathing gives a momentary sharp cassis stab before settling back down to Pine-Sol.  45$?!?  Holy wow I am so glad I did not pay that for it.  In the mouth, the lack of fruit is impossible to ignore from the split-second it hits your tongue.  A bright little thin cherry-cola presides over the enveloping mustiness of this watery concoction.  Shockingly bitter tannins burn far into the night… I am so done with this wine.

2008 Sant’ Arturo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

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