#40 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
Colour: intense ruby red. Aroma: soft fruits, currants, black cherry, spicy notes.
Palate: the attack on the palate is firm, very full, red fruit and spices with dense and even tannins that allow a smooth and balanced finish.
Serve with: Pastas with meat sauces, roasted or grilled meats.
"Subtle currant, cedar and floral aromas follow through to a dense, full-bodied palate of ripe fruits and silky tannins, with a long finish. A little age will soften this just slightly. Really serious. Best after 2010."
"The estate’s 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva comes together beautifully in the glass, with layers of perfumed fruit that flow effortlessly from a rich, generous frame. There is wonderful depth and persistence in suggestions of red fruit, earthiness, tobacco and licorice that come to life on the palate. This is one of the more firm 2007s I have come across and it needs to be opened well in advance. Sweet floral notes add brightness and lift to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."
The Wine Advocate
Smooth & Supple
Right out of the bottle smooth. Insantly went with cheese and salomi.