2009 Sapaio "Volpolo" Bolgheri
Here's a knockout blend from coastal Tuscany (with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot) that opens with inky, dark concentration and lavish aromas of chocolate, black cherry, rum cake and Indian spice. It's soft, plush and extra rich.
Aromas of dried flowers, blueberries and cherries follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Chewy, yet polished tannic mouth feel. All here. Give it two or three years of bottle age. Best after 2013.