A big-time Priorato with tobacco, minerality and dark fruit aromas in front of a lush and smooth palate full of cola, blackberry and licorice flavors. There’s all the power you could ask for but also complexity and layering that set up a minerally finish of mocha and coffee. Drink from 2011 through 2015.
This starts out with mustard and horseradish aromas, but with the chance to breath, it reveals a dark berry scent. The palate feels tannic and sticky, with flavors of cooked plum, hard spice and brown sugar. It’s grabby, fiery and full of flavor on the finish, with a slightly abrasive feel.
Spicy and savory smelling, with interesting aromas that encompass maple, chili powder, smoked meat and mildly baked berries. The palate is round and a little rough in the tannic category. But overall this wine is exceedingly pleasant, well made and pretty much ready to drink now.
Raw and rugged at first. The mouth offers a bit more, although even here the raspberry and plum flavors are spread thin. Has its merits but also some faults, primarily a finish that’s not far enough removed from cough syrup.
Far more lean, raw and rough than ideal, with a touch of burnt field on the nose. The palate keeps that raw, reedy taste, which is smoothed out by softening oak notes. Better on the finish than up front.