2013 Cerbaiona Rosso di Montalcino
Intensely appealing nose of bramble and forest fruit with a hint of developing underbrush. This opens up into top notes of jasmine and tea and has quite a grandiose texture - just hitting it’s stride. Bright balanced acidity marries perfectly with the velvety tannins. This over-achiever is one of the bargains of the offer.
`Healthy mid ruby with orange tinges. Leesy oatmeal and red fruit on the nose and really complex. Just a hint of savoury notes. A little less vibrant on the palate, and with a proper firmly coating tannic structure. Beautiful balance and concentration. Eclipses the Rosso category. Again slightly astringent on the finish but the fruit is beautiful, ripe and sleek.` 17+, Walter Speller, Jancisrobinson.com