(1998 Vintage) A cool and sleek Tuscan red, with tarragon and fresh sage aromas, blackberry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied, with a wonderfully silky palate of fine tannins and a long, fruity finish. Very sophisticated and reserved.
Tasted by Vinoevelo on 3/18/2012 & rated 95 points: Decanted for 3 hours before drinking. Deep inky garnet. Very big, serious complex wine. Wonderful nose of fruit, cigar box and spice that you could get lost in for a while. Great balance and wonderful mouthfeel, tannins still not yet fully integrated. More dark fruit and spice with a bit green on the back end. The finish goes on and on. Impeccable balance and great complexity - wonderful wine that is still a baby. I wouldn't touch one for another 3-5 years. (559 views)
Still going strong, this Bolgheri Bordeaux blend of Cab & Merlot. Cassis, leather, dark fruits, and soil. Amazing - Wine Spectator 2001 Wine of the Year at 100 points.
Robert Parker(2008 Vintage) Rating: 96+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/20/2011
Wine Spectator(2008 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2011
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
Wine Spectator(2011 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/18/2014
Wine & Spirits(2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/08