This southern Italian blend of Aglianico, Montepulciano and Syrah is aged 12 months in oak to produce a rich, plush, extracted wine. Its delicious qualities approach excess, with jammy aromas of blackberry and spice. Fortunately, the mouthfeel is austere and measured.
This is a ripe, chewy wine, with jammy aromas of blackberry pie and cherry preserve. It shows a dark, inky structure, with loads of moist pipe tobacco and crème de cassis on the thick, syrupy finish.
Almost too much of a good thing, this wine was aged for 15 months in oak to produce a superrich and extracted red wine that is heavy, dense and powerful. The bouquet is redolent of ripe fruit and exotic spice, and the finish shows some bitter tannins and sour fruits.