Color Ruby red with violet nuance
Bouquet Full,intence bouquet of blackberry, plum,cherry,with intence cacao and coffee notes
Palate Warm,dry,soft,with an elegant structure and great persistence that confirms and amplifies the olfactory sensations
Wine Spectator 92 points - A rich yet well-cut red, with bright acidity and fine tannins backing pure blackberry, cassis, briar and tar notes. The long finish opens up with hints of savory herb and earth. Best from 2014 through 2022. 165 cases made.-NW
(Jun 30 2013)
Vinous 90 points - Saturated medium red. Soil-driven aromas of red cherry, fresh herbs, coffee and smoky minerals. Supple on entry, then brighter in the mid-palate, with juicy acidity framing and lifting the red cherry, mineral and floral flavors. The long finish features an almost iodiney saline quality and suave tannins. This struck me as the best wine in the Donnachiara line-up this year, and it’s noticeably deeper and more complex than the basic 2008 Taurasi.