(2009 Vintage) Color: The color is very deep
Nose: Sweet floral and vanilla aromas give this wine more aromatic intensity
Palate: The tannins are sweet and mellow but complex and elegant. A wine with great structure and complexity, with a rich lingering finish
International Wine Cellar(2001 Vintage) (sample taken from barrique; part of this lot will also go into the classico Saturated ruby-red. Ripe dark fruits, spicy oak and minerals on the nose. Dense and sweet, with the wine's oak element contributing to its impression of firmness and shape. Quite youthfully backward today, and considerably less lush than the Fides barbera I tasted before it. Finishes with substantial wood tannins and impressive length.
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/2013
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2013
Wine Enthusiast(1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast