Clear, deep ruby purple color. nose of medium + intensity aromas of black fruit (blackberries, black cherries), black pepper, baking spices, leather, grilled meats. Wine is dry, with med alcohol of subtle and elegant integration, med + tannin of velvety and graceful structure, with well balanced acidity, a long pleasant finish and full body. Flavors are true to nose. this wine is at its prime for those who enjoy a classically made super tuscan and left bank bank Bordeaux. Vibrant but elegant. I bought 3 more, it was so well made and received.
Opened for 2 hours prior to drinking; not decanted. Dark red-black color. Aromas of black fruits and some chocolate and spicy oak. On the palate, rich flavors of dark fruits; good balance of acid and tannin. Moderate finish. Very enjoyable now, but probably many years still ahead for near-peak drinking.