This was a new wine for me.  Apparently, in some vintages it will have some Petit Verdot or other international varietals but in 2011 it was 100% Sangiovese.  They really nailed it in this very good if not great vintage.  Purple in color.  The nose is cherries with some sandalwood and slight vanilla.  Clean and bright if still young.  More open on the palate, but at the same time, this is quite tannic.  A very structured wine.  It needs some time flesh out but it is very deep and yet elegant at the same time.  Cherries, macerated cherries and slight coffee notes on the palate.  Good acidity.  Very food friendly.  Long finish.  Probably needs five more years and be good for twenty more after that.  it would be interesting to compare this with other vintages that are not all Sangiovese.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96
Vintage: 
2011

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