96pts Galloni; 95pts Burg Hound
vines on the Aloxe side, which suffered only minor hail damage): Pale yellow.
Musky, reduced nose suggests a tannic wine, offering hints of flint and petrol.
Then super concentrated and tactile but bone-dry, conveying a powerful
impression of dry extract. Boasts terrific inner-mouth energy but this wine is
very tightly coiled today, with its fruit totally hidden. The very long, slowly
building finish is lifted by a spicy perfume. Should make a superb vin de
reduction and lime hints add breadth to the lilac, green apple and tangerine
skin-suffused aromas. There is seriously impressive size and weight to the
dramatically powerful, rich and concentrated big-bodied flavors that possess
obvious muscle and simply fantastic length on the overtly austere, deep and
palate staining finish. This is a chiseled and sleekly powerful effort that
should also be capable of aging effortlessly for years.