A partnership between Marchese Lodovico Antinori, creator of Italian legends Ornellaia and Masseto, his brother Marchese Piero Antinori, President of acclaimed Antinori Wines, and legendary Oenologist, Michel Rolland. Who could ask for more? This is a solid wine at an amazing price.
Wine Spectator: 93 Points
Intense, displaying concentrated dark fruit flavors of blackberry, plum and cassis, with a hint of cedar. Polished, balanced and hard to resist now due to the expressive profile of ripe fruit. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2028.
Decanter: 93 Points
In 2017 production was down 26% due to lighter grapes in a dry, hot season. A very early ripening season was offset by one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) in this wine. Crimson in colour, it’s full of dried eucalyptus notes; slightly pyrazinic, it’s reminiscent of wild fennel which is typical of the area around the Bolgherese road. Refined tannins on the palate become crisp and slightly thick on the finish. It’s a wine which is not austere considering the vintage and which could become delicious after a couple more years in bottle.
James Suckling: 93 Points
Beautiful, ripe dark berries with dried flowers and sandalwood on the nose. Full and rich, yet in check, thanks to the fine, firm tannins that give composure to this pretty red. Needs a little time to soften, but a beauty already
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