The back label on this bottle recommends decanting it off any sediment, about an hour before serving. I found I liked it best about two hours after I opened it, and it was pretty good, but I think it will get better with age.
At first, it was quite complex and tasty, but it was a bit light and the acid was rather piercing. With air, it darkened and softened somewhat, showing flavors of dark cherry, plum, and hibiscus, with hints of roses, oranges, and licorice. Even so, its acid made it better with food. (I’d recommend roasted chicken or pork.) With a lighter medium body, it’s refined, aromatic, and elegant rather than ripe and rich. (In this way, it is similar to the Château de Roques, but I believe this Chianti is the more complex and substantial wine.) I think this is pretty good for the price, especially for the 20% off sale price, and I will likely get another bottle or two to put in cool storage for several years.
I stored half the contents of this magnum in two 750ml bottles with stoppers and very little air, and I’ll update this post or comment on it when I open one of them. The producer’s page on this wine is here.