Dark black cherry color indicating the ripeness of the vintage. Nose is expressive and big with cherry and notes of licorice and dates. Mouthcoatingly smooth and with more ripe cherry, toast and mineral on the palate. The finish sticks to the teeth and is long. The balance of the fruit, alcohol, oak and acidity work perfectly together to form a finish that easily lasts 45 seconds. The tannins are ripe, but firm.
Goes well with food especially bold cheese from Tuscany.
Third Party Reviews
This is perfumed with enticing scents of fragrant blue flower, pressed powder, wild berry, chopped herb and an earthy whiff of leather. On the ripe, juicy palate, velvety, enveloping tannins support fleshy black cherry, crushed strawberry cinnamon and clove. Thanks to the fruit richness, you won’t detect the hefty alcohol. Score 93, Wine Enthusiast, March 2016