Nice bottle. Strong notes of blackberry, currents, pepper and star anise. A slight tobacco hint as well. All of this in the initial taste. The finish is smooth and with some tannins that last. Would suggest with spicy foods or even lights red meats (veal, lamb). This wine should last a few more years and soften with some time.
I am not a fanm of Italian wines. However, This one was very impressive. Initial fruitiness at first followed by some tanins in the mid. The finish left me with dark fruits and a slight dryness in the mouth. However, I kept wanting more. Need to buy more.