98pts James Suckling
Wow. Such a complex nose, with a base of dried cherry, spruced up with hints of mild coffee and walnuts. Then there are dried flowers, wild herbs and spices, such as tarragon and cloves. Subtle hints of dried banana and apricot, too. The palate is full, super sleek, intense and well-balanced, with tight, spice-coated tannins that drive everything forward. Long, long finish. Lovely to taste now, but this already almost ten-year-old will sit comfortably in your cellar for a long while yet.
An iconic wine, full of personality, where elegance always prevails over power. Complex, balanced and well-orchestrated, with extraordinary longevity. An intense red color with garnet highlights. The nose is marked by typical notes of plum, cherry and morello, followed by tea leaves, licorice and spices. The palate reveals overtones of red berries, sweetened by soft spicy notes, in perfect balance with the acidity and tannins.
Blend: 80% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella