The color of this wine is still extremely dark and almost black, showing little signs of discoloration from age.
On the nose this wine is classically "Italian" showing a whirl of soil, leather, and hints of barnyard/brett character. There is also a solid core of black cherry, cassis, chocolate, vanilla, oak-spice, and dried raisin. When the wine opens up a bit more in the glass I get a slight hint of sweet tea and plum action appears as well. A complex and alluring bouquet to say the least!
On the palate the wine is packed with dense tannin and sharp acidity, flavors of black cherry, blackberry, leather, milk chocolate, and black plum, all combine to form an intense and delicious drinking experience.
The small group that I was tasting with all agreed that this wine had improved over the last few years and that it was amazingly unique for the region. 94+ Points