In a nutshell:
An understated yet rich and complex 'Super Tuscan' from a famous estate.
The blend of grapes used here in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot making this something of a Bordeaux Blend, yet made in the heart of Tuscany. Each variety is vinified and aged in oak for 12 month separately before blending and bottling. The nose is quite concentrated and rich with balsamic and liquorice notes in tandem with some sweet dark fruit aromas. The palate has generous ripe blackcurrant flavours with a of coffee and mint while the fine, silky tannins give an excellent structure during the long, lingering, savoury finish.
When to drink:
A lush, attractive and very appealing wine. Pair it with roast lamb, or at the end of a meal with ripe creamy cheeses.