There’s a lot going on in this little bottle: Resin and toasted pinenut appear over rich notes of maple syrup and dried fruit. Flavors of toasted wood add dimension and the wine closes with a soft and feminine touch of melted lavender honey.
This blend of Syrah and Merlot offers a trove of enticing aromas, including plum sauce, soya, spice, leather and ripe blueberries. Those blueberry tones continue in the mouth where the wine exhibits great freshness and intensity.
An interesting nose, if somewhat disjointed: Peach, melon, yellow fruit, graham cracker, eucalyptus, sweet flowers, nuts and mint snaps come though, layer after layer. Thanks to its crisp acidity, it would pair well with ravioli in a cream sauce and Parmigiano cheese.
Although the general ensemble works, this wine is a bit lean and thorny in places. Aromas include forest floor, white mushroom, wild flower and sour cherry. The mouthfeel is lean but does offer simple fruit flavors.
Following in Chianti tradition, this is a Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero, Trebbiano and Malvasia blend that offers nice ruby concentration, and youthful but pungent aromas of cherry and apple backed by cookie dough. It seems tight and a bit nervous on the palate.