Talk about a nose that announces what’s to come: coffee, licorice, dark spice and sensual black-fruit aromas all indicate richness and modernity. Very much a 21st-century wine in that it pours on those ripe, extracted, lush characteristics. Soft but balanced; it’s 90% Sangiovese with 10% Cabernet.
Deep and modern, with ripe black fruit, bacon and cedar to the full-framed nose. The mouth is just as good, with dense plum, black cherry, prune and vanilla. Lasting on the finish, with a spicy, warm aftertaste. A sure-fire powerhouse and a winner from Chigi Saracini.