Inky dark color. On the nose an outstanding
concentration of floral and ripe fruit aromas,
with hints of bitter chocolate. On the palate,
massive structure, with distinctive berry fruit
flavours and superb grip. Very concentrated,
and a long, long finish.
"Terrific aromas of berries and violets, with a hint of mint. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with fine, silky tannins that build on the palate and caress the tongue. Outstanding concentration and harmony. Greatest Vesúvio this century. Best after 2010."
"This impressive wine, with an opaque ruby/purple color, reveals excellent richness, layers of flavor, well-integrated alcohol and tannin, moderate sweetness, and a long, heady finish. Pure and impressively built, it should drink well in 5-7 years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025.
The Wine Advocate