Deep ruby color w/garnet hues; elegant bouquet: leather, black cherries, licorice + plums; medium to full palate where ripe red fruit, goût de terroir, subtle notes of vanilla + violets harmonize and linger, interlacing w/the soft tannins + silky texture. Firm backbone, ideal balance.
Great bottle, well worth the price. Buy again.
Not a bad wine and definatley a bargain, but I don't think it rates a 90. Maybe an 87-88. To me, this wine had the slightly herbal taste that so many Italian wines have (which I don't really like). That was not mentioned in the professional ratings.