"Intense black-purple color. In the nose, the aromas of black fruits, mineral and vanilla dominate, with hints of spice and fresh-roasted coffee beans. In the mouth, excellent sweet black frutti di bosco, black plums and graphite are wrapped by well-integrated sweet wood and bracing acidity. Hints of chocolate on the long sweet finish are delineated by oak notes and wood tannins (this wine saw approximately 40% new wood for one year). Sweet fruit at the finish, remarkably well-structured."