Rich and ripe smelling, with lovely plum and blackberry flavors. The feel is righteous and big, while the finish brings a blend of toast, pepper and soft tannins. Almost jammy but it holds the line. Drink now through 2010.
Broadly textured and rich, with dark aromatics leaning toward coffee, blackberry and a sniff of lemon zest. Dense plum, toast and licorice notes control the palate, and then a clean blast of chocolate rushes through. Very sweet and unctuous for Chianti, almost like dessert in a glass.
A well-oaked specimen, one with sandalwood, hickory, coffee and Middle Eastern spice notes on the nose. Big and generous with its plum, berry and thick but slick oak flavors. Simply put, this is a modern but finely made red that doesn’t require cellar time; the blend is Sangiovese, Merlot and a splash of Cabernet.