Powerpacked stuff, no ifs, ands or buts. But it’s also a tannic heavyweight with a clamp-down palate that feels a bit like chewing on bolts. Starting aromas of raisin, char and black olive are brooding and mulchy, while the main act is dark, with coffee and cassis. Better flavors than feel; however, time could tame the beast.
Dark in color, with a heavy, semiflat nose that is sort of gaseous. Airing brings it out of its slumber, unveiling medium-bright dark fruit, schisty mineral and spice flavors. Finishes chunky, with some fire, heat and bitter chocolate. Good but not as lively and precise as the great ones from Priorato.
Aromatically satisfying, with heat, spice and brandied plum notes. Fairly narrow on the palate, with dark-cherry flavors softened by a light wave of vanilla and caramel. Short on the back end, with a quick finish. Imported by Classical Wines.