Nose opens slowly to reveal dark berries and tobacco
Well-structured core of fruit on the palate
Finshes with moderately chewy tannins, ripe fruit, cocoa, and subtle spice notes
I've enjoyed a number of super-Tuscans lately that have rich fruit while maintaining a solid backbone. This one is solid and well-structured, but lacks the additional richness. While I wouldn't put this one in the upper-echelon, it's a solid performer. It tastes young and will probably improve with age.
A bottle normally runs about $32 in the store. I paid $35 for a half bottle recently at a nice Italian restaurant, with the full bottle listed at $70 on the wine menu. Hey, this is at the low end of the price spectrum for super-Tuscan red blends. Raise a glass!