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.

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