2012 Riserva - Ready and worth the wait!!!!


After tasting this wine this October, we believe it is finally mature enough to be enjoyed fully. Though still young, it is showing a stunning complexity, and reveals a glimpse of that fascinating dychotomy between an exemplar austere sangiovese structure, and a truly exciting sensorial opulence. Jancis Robinson (17.5/20) spoke of a "lifted cherry nose and a fragrant cherry and raspberry palate of almost cool-climate character. Firm tannins framing medium-bodied cool fruit. Long and focused, while the big tannins demand much more time." After the recent tastings, we believe the time has arrived, with the tannins at long last creaking open like gates, dramatically revealing the wine. It is beautiful and we are truly proud of it.

James Suckling (96 pt.) described it brilliantly: "I love the way the deep, dusty nose opens up as this aerates, revealing very ripe red fruits, and only just a hint of dried fruits. The licorice and dried flowers follow. The huge dry tannins enable this concentrated and elegant wine to easily carry all the power and push the finish out a really long way." After 3 years, the wine retains the balance between elegance and power; it has however become larger, revealing layers of inky elegance, floral and mineral notes, that were once hidden by the huge structure. Ready to drink and will improve for years to come.