By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/28/2012 | Send Email
This lovely production was essentially created by Greg St.Clair and his Italian cohorts at Ferrero on their buying trip to Italy last February (2011). Greg and staff came back from this trip totally excited about this wine, and when it finally arrived, the rest of us at K&L understood why after tasting it. Deep ruby in color, the nose explodes with essence of cassis and currant, plus plum, violets, and chalky mineral tones. Rich, lush, expansive fruit flavors abound upon entry, with a midrange of complex, powerful, and deep fruit flavors, incredible structure and backbone, integrated silky tannins, and a fleshy, unending finish. Although drinking well now, it will only get better with age. This is one of the most amazing “Super Tuscan” bargains that I have ever seen (maybe the buy of the decade!). I have been ordered by Rusty to buy at least two cases, or whatever I can stockpile, of this Gem and it will absolutely be one of our house reds for the next five to ten years.