(2007 Vintage) Extremely bold and dark with exceedingly Brunello-like extravagance and opulence. Inky darkness and loads of aromatic momentum in the form of blackberry, cherry liqueur, spice, leather, tobacco, rum cake, dark cinnamon, vanilla bean and bitter chocolate. Impressive complexity. Soft, ripe and generous on the close, but not overdone or overripe.
Antonio GalloniRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Piedmont Report Very dark ruby. The Riserva is another powerful wine from this estate. It opens with a dark, brooding nose followed by an intense core of ripe fruit along with tobacco toasted oak nuances, flowing onto the palate with much concentration, length and overall balance. Made from the estate's oldest vines, it spends 12 months in new tonneaux and a further 30 months in Slavonian oak cask. It will require a few years to fully absor...
Wine AdvocateRating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator