Hi Marc,

I generally agree with you although I've had some older ones that really seem barolo-like and have had some tertiary development. However, most of the time, it seems like there is a lot of "potential" in individual flavors that never quite meld together or integrate. The sum of the pieces is greater than the whole. I find this in many of the lesser Portuguese wines. I really like the material but it doesn't seem cohesive enough to develop into a full package. I've had the 1981 Mastrobernardino Taurasi Reserva and it was like that - still seemed young and undeveloped. The 1990 Struzziero Reserva Taurasi was also very young but maybe more cohesive. Trying the 1985 version of this around Xmas and will report back.

Thanks
Fraser
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