(2017) Made on the island of Sardinia from Bovale (aka the Spanish variety Graciano) this packs 14% alcohol and has a dark colour, and a nose reminding me of roasted chestnuts, plum and soy, before a palate where ripe, sweet cherry fruit leads the way, before spices, a herby-woody note and the heft of the alcohol and grippy, fairly dry rustic tannin kicks in. Most certainly a food wine, it has a delicious authenticity,
(2003) This has a big, dusty, impressively concentrated nose. It is very dense and almost jammy. The palate is chocolaty and packed with sweet, ripe fruit. Massive wine really, with tannic heft powering through a big, smooth, silky palate. Very deep, concentrated and impressive stuff.