2006 Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

A solid ruby red in color. Sharp red fruit, cherry, pepper on the nose. The palate is quite different. The fruit is muted, cherries, spice, leather, some roast meats. The tannins are dusty, good acidity, decent balance. Finishes a bit short. Still nice, may need a long decant, but there was little change over time so I doubt it. Chalk it up to my leaden palate, but I'm not overwhelmed. "B"