Visual aspects: Brilliant, deep garnet red with ruby highlights.
Olfactory aspects: Intense and persistent, ethereal, with fruit sensations (cherry), discreet and delicate notes from the wood (earthy sensations) reminiscent of vanilla, brushwood and tobacco.
Taste aspects: Dry, full, warm, smooth, with notable structure, suitably tannic, balanced. Complex and persistent finish reminiscent of milk chocolate.
Wine Spectator 90 points - Black currant and violet aromas and flavors are allied to a rich texture, bright acidity and light tannins. This is lively and leaves a mouthwatering impression on the finish. Barbera, Nebbiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2016. 650 cases imported.-BS
(Dec 15 2012)