(2005 Vintage) Intense ruby red in colour with garnet hues, clear and glossy. The bouquet shows typical aromas of violets and small red berries, followed by subtle nuances of forest undergrowth, aromatic wood, a touch of vanilla and jammy mixed fruit followed by subtle hints of coffee. It is intense, persistent, broad and ethereal. Full-bodied and warm on the palate, with a densely-woven texture and robust body, while the finish is persistent with rounded tannins. The terroir produces a Brunello with a capacity for lengthy ageing. Patient cellaring will further enhance the wine inside the bottle
Wine Spectator(2010 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/01/2012
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09. Muscular tannins frame cherry and wild strawberry fruit; it finishes warm, with drying tannins. For grilled sausages.
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/02
Wine Spectator(2007 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/06/2012