Heavy on the smoke and tar, this tastes Piedmont-like despite the international oak treatment. Supple and full-bodied, with lovely blackberry and anise and a good mix of ripe, chewy tannins and lively acidity. 1,250 cases made.
Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90
Slightly deeper red. Deeper pitched aromas of plum, redcurrant and loam. Silkier entry, then richer, fuller and denser than the Vigna Big. Already shows inner mouth personality. Finishes long and sappy, with a slight dry edge.
Purchased 2 bottles in August 2008, both were badly corked. Vinfolio accepted return of one bottle - unfortunately, the other was decanted in a restaurant so I could not return for a refund. I have suggested the remaining bottles be pulled from the online store - as of 8/30/08, 4 bottles remain for sale. Please beware!