Just a touch of age on the color. Clean nose, palate is more of same but quite intense and slightly inky. Plums, cherry, medium to full bodied. Mid palate and finish of sour cherry. Not familiar with the carignan but you can detect the cab merlot and the heat and ripeness of the south. Slightly longer than a medium finish, decent wine overall with some of the sassicaia magic but not much.
I have read some of the reviews from 2010 and 2012 and I don't find this wine to be tremendous. Some dark colored fruit, some acid, but nothing making it great....just so so. It was paired with a wonderful home made chilli dinner, which brought out the best in the wine frankly. I wonder if because this is the second year that the wine was made, that perhaps there is not as much vine maturity which is perhaps why it is not as ageworthy. Lastly, I got this at a very low price and unless the newer vintages are a great improvement, cannot see the point of paying over $18 for this vino.
Deep brown colour. Dried fruit, licorice and tobacco, stable. Dry with high acidity and firm tannins, loads of dried fruit and complex tones from barrels well handled. Complex and long, a great wine, buy if you find!
Full-bodied and satisfying. Paired with chicken and rice and really enjoyed it. The taste is blueberry, lemon, spice, a nice mix without being overpowering on the spice or overpowering on the fruit. The nose is present, but not too strong. Unlike some other wines from Sardinia, the alcohol sense is not the first sensation. This is a real winner, though a bit pricey for everyday ($34 special order). Very nice aftertaste and finish.
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