On the nose scents of black cherry are accompanied by clove, flowers, and some tar. Flavors of black cherry and earth are backed by medium, well integrated tannins, making this extremely light in the palate and easy to drink. Finishes with black cherry and cocoa.
4/21/9/5/3 + 50 = 92 pts.
A fantastic value. — 3 days ago
Unlike prior iterations of this “secret” private label for Garagiste, the cork had no identifying marks denoting the estate from which it came. (I think the 16 sported a Casa Emma cork, if memory serves.) But regardless who made this, it’s really good. Dark ruby color. Great nose of violets, deeply intense dark cherry, some crushed gravel, and a slight balsamic note. Intense in the mouth, it’s lots of fruit and florals at first, but then gives way to loads of cooling crushed stone minerality, and ends quite savory. Good acids, and lots of soft tannin. Will improve for at least a couple more years, maybe more. — 11 days ago
Stewed black cherry, leather, salumi, mint, cedar and forest, wet clay, pepper. Deliciously fruited with generosity and a closing bite of Sangio tannin and minerality. — 5 days ago
Of course the 2018 is much too young in 2021 but it already shows where it will be in 5 years from now. Full body, rich, a Tuscan Reserva at a high level. — 2 days ago