This is a well-built and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon (with 5% Sangiovese) with thick layers of cherry, forest bramble, caramel, molasses and smoky tobacco-like tones that are deep and penetrating. It scores high in terms of intensity, complexity and ends with fresh, menthol nuances on the finish.
Here’s a beautiful Tuscan expression of Cabernet Sauvignon (with tiny percentages of Sangiovese and Merlot) that rolls smoothly over the palate thanks to the wine’s natural richness, purity and overall intensity. Aromas include ripe berry, blue flower and exotic spice, but the wine is especially successful in the mouth thanks to the fullness of its texture.
Potent and alive, kind of rubbery and leathery, with a shot of barnyard thrown in for good measure. Shows solid cherry and berry at the core, but that fruit is offset by hard tannins and overt firmness. Not a lush, modern playboy; more of classic with old-world appeal. Needs time in the glass to unravel.