Concentrated aromas of black cherry, tobacco and anise seed characterize this well-made wine from Tuscany. The wine has a smooth, polished feel and enough structure to hold up to grilled or roasted meats.
This wine shows bright berry fruit and some light shades of smoke and spice that come from careful aging in large oak casks. Pair it with pasta or roast chicken with rosemary potatoes.
Overall this wine is fruity and pleasant but there are a few elements left hanging. The nose delivers pretty blueberry and cherry but also present is chopped dill or soy sauce that may not appeal to all. Textured with firm tannins, it would pair well with barbeque sauce and ribs. CHECK THAT THIS IS MOST RECENT VINATAGE.