This is one of the great wines of Italy even if relatively obscure to the general wine drinking public. it is made from the Sagrantino grape which is tannic and needs time to develop. This is 13 years old and still needs more time until peak. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, plums, slight coffee and anise. On the palate, a wall of black cherry fruit with firm tannins. It is thick and delicious. With air, some additional notes of anise and spice come out on the palate. Good acidity. Long finish.