(2005 Vintage) Color: Ruby red with garnet hues. Aroma: Very complex and inviting with intense mature fruit (cherries, small red and black berries, plums) accompanied by hints of spices, sweet tobacco, toasted wood, and refined ethereal notes on the finish. Tasting profile: Full-bodied and very well-balanced with a perfect union of the Sangiovese, the Merlot, and the Cabernet. Each grape adds distinct varietal traits to the taste. The impressive amount of silky tannins and the full, fruity character contribute to the rich texture and the aromatic persistence is long lingering with hints of vanilla and small red berries.
James Suckling(2012 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2015
Wine Spectator(2011 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2014
Wine Spectator(1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/02