Vinous 93 pts
Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany
Bright, full red. Red plum, raspberry, tobacco, mint and sage on the captivating nose. Then nuanced and energetic in the mouth, delivering sharply focused flavors of bitter red cherry pit, violet and tea leaf. Finishes silky and long, with a slightly creamy undertone typical of the wines made in this generous, warm (by Chianti Classico standards) vintage.
--Ian D'Agata, December 2014