(2008 Vintage) A ruby red with dark, purplish highlights precedes a nose exceptional for its depth and breadth, offering a strikingly rich and diverse mosaic of aromas. A complex of black cherry, blackberry, and blackcurrant finds a beautiful foil in spicier notes of roasted coffee beans, bitter chocolate, tobacco leaf, and essence of vanilla. All of the elements blend beautifully together to create an impressive, already-evolved bouquet.
Here’s another rich, ripe, concentrated, impressive example of cabernet from Frescobaldi, a smart buy in previous vintages. This has lovely balance of juicy acidity, moderate alcohol, ripe but structured tannins and above average length. This is a premium wine that drinks as well as many at considerably higher prices.