Good full ruby. Riper aromas of currant and lead pencil. Sappy, vinous and penetrating, with good cut to the juicy currant and licorice flavors. There’s actually as much tannin in the 2007, says technical director di Costanzo, but this wine comes across as more powerful, if not a bit more rustic.
Tasted blind. Looks quite evolved. Very juicy. Then gunpowder and cordite chewiness. Not quite knit together. But impressive length.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030