Smelling like a raspberry and Port reduction, this manages to let an enormous core of bittersweet chocolate, plum compote, chocolate ganache and exotic spice flavors glide across the palate. Its obvious muscularity strides in on the finish and the flavors —James Molesworth
Loads of spices, cinnamon and cloves on the nose follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Beauty. Balanced. Manzone always makes harmonious wine. Best after 2009. 850 cases made. Highly Recommended. From Italy. —James Suckling
Serious dark color with meaty, earthy aromas that blow off to ultraripe and exotic fruit. Fresh truffles and porcini. Almost Port-like in the end. Full-bodied, with masses of velvety tannins and a long, long caressing finish. Solid. This was the first of —James Suckling
Fabulous aromas of rose petals and cherries with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a finish that is incredible. This is so fine so long. A real beauty. This grows and grows on the palate. Marilyn Monroe in cashmere. The real th —James Suckling
Loads of blackberry aromas with undertones of tar and dried flowers buttressed with hints of new wood. Full-bodied, supersoft with soft tannins and loads of fresh fruit that turns to flowers on the finish. Best after 2008. 2,000 cases made. Highly Recomme —James Suckling
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