Green peppercorn and olive along with black cherry, soy and licorice aromas offer unexpected complexity on the nose of this Italian red. Also a nice surprise is the roundness and balance of this good value wine that shows cassis, green olive and anise flavors. Best Buy.
Saturated and inky, with smoky, rustic notes that go green with airing. The palate kicks at first, delivering berry and plum fruit. But the flavors fade as the wine opens. What’s left is a touch of green and a lack of persistence. Still, with a toasty, warm finish, it’s quite adequate.