(2001) A super-Umbrian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese that has earned 91 points from Robert Parker, and a top rating from Gambero Rosso. It has a vividly dark colour and appealing, sweet, dark berry fruit and smoky earth nose. A background of creamy vanilla comes from four months in barriques. The palate is full and rich, with dark plum and chocolate flavours, but also a really keen edge of bittersweet cherry fruit that adds a crisp, lively sheen. Very savoury and chewy, with some tannins and again that creamy oak fleshing out the finish.