Robert Parker 88
A deep brick core with tawny rim. The nose is similar to the last time I tasted this, kirsch, vine tomatoes, a touch of anis, prune and toffee. A little muffled with some noticeable warmth of alcohol that detracts from the definition. The palate is medium-bodied, overtly fleshy with a smooth texture. Lush and warm, a little frayed at the edges with a raisin-tinged, prune-flavoured finish. Not a profound Tignanello but still pleasurable for the short-term. Drink now-2010.Tasted November 2006.
Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010