92 Points Wine Spectator: A pure black currant flavor marks this racy red, whose supple texture and refined structure complete the package. Black cherry, herb and spice notes play supporting roles as this persists on the lingering finish. Mostly Sangiovese, with a small percentage of French varieties.
Color is an intense red, with shades of mauve. The scents are ample and rich, the fruity notes of plums join a slight balsamic aroma, along with perfumes of toasted coffee and tobacco. In the mouth, you immediately feel important, yet soft, structure with the sweetness of the tannins that give it great elegance and a long finish. This wine is well inclined to aging.
Mild temperatures and the wide variation between daytime and night time temperatures, in addition to good water availability, all contributed favorably, especially for late-ripening varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, giving us an outstanding quality with an extraordinary elegance.
The spring start to the growing cycle was marked by abundant rainfall, which helped provide high levels of water reserves in the rich clay soils. The rainy phase went on till mid July, with temperatures particularly cool and well below the seasonal norm. After mid July, the weather stayed warm and dry; in this phase, the vines could take advantage of the water reserves accumulated during the spring. Relatively cool nighttime temperatures allowed for the gradual development of aromatics and polyphenols, enhancing the overall quality of the grapes. The harvest went smoothly thanks to dry, warm and sunny days in September and October.