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
From one of Montalcino’s under-the-radar gems, this is a fantastic effort for the hot vintage, opening with classic varietal aromas of underbrush, leather, wild berry and a balsamic whiff of camphor. Smooth, full bodied and enveloping, the delicious palate combines finesse, great fruit and balance, doling out crushed raspberry, cherry compote, licorice and baking spice. It’s already almost accessible but offers years of drinking pleasure. Drink 2021–2030. Score 96. Editors’ Choice. Wine Enthusiast May 2020