More like Regent Park, this year

After giving the $7 Farnese a nice write up, er, maybe yesterday, now we have to take it all back. That was 2004, this is 2005.

Green and vegetal, no fruit to speak of. Yech. The Citra Sangiovese currently in the stores, about the same price, is much better. Assuming they haven’t changed the vintage, of course…

Edit: we took favourable notes on the 2005 Citra Sangiovese, though we didn’t like it as much as the 2004 Farnese. It’s at 13% and $7.10. Nose: inky, iodine, generic dark fruit (maybe dark cherry), a bit of green. Rather shy. We said “a fruity palate, gulpable.” Not sophisticated but quite pleasant.