Brilliant ruby red with garnet reflections, fragrant perfumes of marascino cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg, vanilla and anise. The taste is full and balanced with sweet and soft tannins that confer a good aromatic persistence.
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2009 Taurasi is in a nice place in its evolution and is drinking very well at the moment. The bouquet shows budding tertiary signs of barbecue spice, dried cherry, dusty mineral and balsam herb. These various components come together in a tight and unified fashion. Time and bottle aging has also worked in favor of shaping silky, long tannins that are fine but firm in personality. This wine can be consumed now or can hold ten more years. (Apr 2015)
Wine Spectator 91 points - Richly spiced, offering up-front flavors of melted licorice and crushed black currant, with hints of grilled herb and seared mushroom adding complexity. Well-balanced, showing bright, lightly tangy acidity and supple tannins through to the finish. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2024. 5,000 cases made. AN
(Jun 15 2014)