Earthy & Spicy
Found this wine purely by luck. It was mixed in with the barolo and other wines from Tuscany and Piedmonte. This wine is patently southern and largely overlooked. This wine is in it for the long haul. This vintage, being only 6 years old, is very young. Its tannins and legs at this age speak more like a wine twice its age; clearly an indicator of its quality. Its appearance is ruby red with garnet. Its nose brings hints of oak, plum and spice that fade into rich and earthy tobacco. The pallet has an excellent tannins that, despite its youth, do not hinder the flavor. The spice and deep, ripe fruit push through the tannins beautifully as the oak and tobacco flavors take over. Its long lasting finish recounts the well balanced flavors very nicely. Even though this vintage is very drinkable now, I would suggest investing in a couple of cases for the cellar. This vintage will be untouchable in 7 to 10 years. 94 pts.