Color - Dense ruby red with youthful violet reflections
Bouquet - The typical fruit of great Sangiovese (plum and lily) is elegantly balanced by the noble
spices acquired by the aging in barrique
Taste - Its richness and complexity is worthy of a great Brunello while its varietal freshness is still remarkable. The typical intriguing fruit of great Sangiovese, gracefully framed by the pleasant spices of the barrique. Rich, harmonious and full-bodied, with supple tannins.
Vinous 91 points - Red-ruby. Knockout nose combines raspberry, red cherry, violet, cocoa and a hint of leather. At once sappy and voluminous, showing strong medicinal reserve to its deep, dense red cherry fruit. The very precise, expanding finish displays suave tannins and knockout length. This is better than many 2009 Brunellos.
Wine Spectator 89 points - The cherry flavors lean toward the darker side, with black currant and oak spice accents. Powerful and dense, delivering ripe tannins and a long finish. Drink now through 2019. 2,200 cases made. BS
(Oct 15 2014)