A Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon super-Tuscan blend, this wine shows rich, dense aromas of wild cherry and black currant offset by notes of leather, herbs and vanilla. On the palate, it is velvety and complex, with ripe tannins repeated on the elegant finish.
"There's lovely licorice and crushed blackberry on the nose, with some raisin notes. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and powerful fruit. The mineral, aniseed and crushed dark berry flavors are impressive. Dense and concentrated, yet balanced. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2011. 6,000 cases made. "
"The 2007 Il Borgo, 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, is a rich, full-throttle red loaded with super-ripe blackberries, blueberry jam, spices, licorice, new leather and French oak. Round and enveloping on the palate, the 2007 shows off its ample, broad shouldered frame and generous personality. This is another open, totally expressive 2007 that drinks very nicely right out of the gate. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2019."
The Wine Advocate