90(+?)? Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2013
Good bright red. Higher-pitched on the nose than the Terlo, offering scents of red cherry and dried rose. On the palate, spicy red cherry, redcurrant and raspberry flavors are accented by licorice, herbs and pepper. Drying tannins currently cut off the fruit on the back. Incidentally, Einaudi has cut the percentage of new oak for this wine and the Terlato to about 30%, using half barriques and half larger barrels.
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