Vinous 92 points - Good fully saturated ruby. Rather backward nose hints at cassis, black cherry, shoe polish, graphite, minerals and spices. Dense, broad and rich, but with fresh minerality giving definition and energy to this rather full-bodied wine. The wine’s cassis fruit is complicated by minerals, tar and licorice. Finishes perfumed and very long, with youthfully chewy tannins.
92+ Points (Mar 2012)
Wine Spectator 94 points - This fresh red balances firm tannins with layers of tarry mineral and flavors of steeped black cherry, raspberry coulis, grilled mint, thyme, anise and spiced plum. An expressive style, featuring lots of stuffing in an elegant package. Drink now through 2030. From Italy.A.N. (May 8 2013)