‘Bright dark red. Floral nuances complicate the aromas of red cherry, licorice, sage and minerals on the captivating nose. Rich, dense and juicy; harmonious ripe acidity provides noteworthy clarity and cut to the steely red cherry and licorice flavors. Finishes long with rising smooth tannins and hints of licorice. Very serious, very pure Brunello in the classic, high-acid, no-frills style of the vintage.’ 95 points, Ian d’Agata, Vinous Media, April 2018. Equal 5th top pointed wine of the vintage. ≤/br≥≤/br≥ ‘Truffle, underbrush, new leather, wild berry and violet aromas are front and center on this gorgeous, full-bodied red. The taut, vibrant palate combines power and grace, delivering crushed red cherry, cranberry, white pepper and tobacco. It’s young but impeccably balanced, with firm noble tannins and bright acidity. Hold to give it time to fully develop. Drink 2023–2043.’ 97 points, Kerin O’Keffe, Wine Enthusiast, January 2018. 3rd top pointed wine of the vintage.