Nose has ripe plum, ripe blackberry, black currant, mashed black cherry, crunchy dry leaves, moist soil and mild cedar notes.
Palate has tart plum, blackberries from a heavily rainy grow season (not concentrated), dried cranberry, dried cherry, leather, touch of cocoa powder and (light) anise/licorice. Tannins are still making themselves known, but not obtrusive.
Young bottle, future bottles may be 2021-23 in hopes of more palate concentration. A lovely producer whose entire lineup is worthy of your attention. A solid wine for the vintage, embrace and be happy.
(Likely better scoring at an 8th or 10th year birthday.) — 3 days ago
Dark, brooding, powerful and masculine in style but not lacking for beauty. Tons of depth and tannic structure. Tobacco, mint, leather and cedar are fairly dominant right now but there’s a juicy dark cherry component that shines throughout (with a hint of vanilla). The freshness and buoyancy make this a complete and fulfilling effort. This will be beautiful to drink in another 2-3 years. Outstanding. — 4 days ago
Totally changed how I see this grape. Like sucking on a filthy rock and demanding that I love it and I do, I really do love it. — 3 days ago
Drinking nicely with minimal air, this is already showing terrific balance and rounded tannins. The fruit is a touch fuller than is often the case with the entry-level the Felsina chianti, which contributes to its earlier accessibility. This vintage will surely drink well for quite a few years to come, but it’s delicious right now. Well done. — 4 days ago
Dark black cherry and a touch of white pepper to go w a slight vegetal green pepper that dissipated as the wine opened. Tons of wood notes—could literally taste the barrel it was aged in. Nice acidity and light smooth tannins. A beautiful wine thats coming into its drinking window now! — 12 days ago
Outstanding wine. Soft and very approachable. This winery continues to produce marvelous wines year after year. They never disappoint. This one has lovely fruit and a long finish.￼ — 7 days ago
Fairly closed right now but with very fine complexity on the palate. Tobacco, anise and spice notes more dominant on the nose, but I love the overall shape and contour and the acid and tannin profile for the long term. Give it at least a couple of years if you want to see some real fruit. — 10 days ago