Medium depth purple colour with hints of pink but no age showing at the rim.
Fresh and elegant red fruit leading on the nose against a subtly savoury backdrop (perhaps a little older oak used in maturation?), slightly jammier after swirling which also reveals a little more blackcurrant.
Quite juicy on the palate, with mouth-watering acidity important as the fruit is a little jammy/sour-edged. The finish moves nicely from such fruit to classically savoury Sangiovese. The tannins don't threaten, indeed I think I'd prefer it if they were a little more assertive.
It would be interesting to taste again in 2-3 years time. For me I'd want a slight chill on it at the moment (it could be very appealing at a bbq), but I have a funny feeling it would be of greater interest to my palate when the fruit fades a little.
Pale colour with a red-claret core, browning a little at the rim. Lovely nose that would pass for a Barbaresco for most people, with good perfume along with orange/red fruit. Light on it's feet on the palate, with some tannic grip (but in the context of the grand wines of the region - on the light side). There is still that delicate sweetness of the fruit on the palate, and being built quite light, this is really quite refreshing with acidity that supports well.
This really is a charmer, and at the price, a steal.