A big rich, flavourful black fruited wine with tobacco, black olive, black cherry, blackberry. The attack is fresh with bright acidity and black raspberry, black pepper, anise and smoky undertones and some dense unresolved tannins in the back end. A lot of wine for the price, but at the moment it is rambunctious and needs time to settle down. Serve now with grilled Italian sausage or lay it down for two to four years.
-- Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi On Wine, April 2021