4/3/12 9:24 AM
A fabulous young Brunello, this has so much going for it. The nose is very complex, showing intense aromas of strawberries, cherries, vanilla, spice and just a little Sangiovese funkiness. On the palate this is full-bodied and beautifully structured. Ripe, sweet fruit and spice flavors supported by a lively acidity lead to a long fruit and mineral-tinged finish, with fine tannins and a hint of oak in the background. Still a bit reserved, this is definitely one for the cellar. In three or four years time - once the secondary characteristics have emerged - this beauty could easily be a 94-95 pointer.