Single vineyard Chianti. 90% Sangiovese; 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
A nice, luminescent ruby red color, pink on the rim. Suave and firm on the nose: slightly smoky red and black fruit, gamebird, dusty sandalwood, anise, black olive and new car leather. A bit mentholated. Turns more savory and saucy on the palate, medium-full: briary Montgomery cherry, meaty dark-skinned plum and Agen prune. A nice backbone to it: very good grip and acidity. Some ripe tannin. Finishes full of berry fruit tinged with a bit of heat. Some maceration and extraction but the final result is a rich, structured and concentrated Chianti in an effectively modernist style. Impressive for what it is; this delivers above its category. This has enough stuffing and interest to merit a place for one of these bottles at your twenty years on tasting. Now – 2017.