Vinous 92 points - Bright dark ruby. Blackberry jam, cassis, candied violet, minerals, lavender and aromatic spices on the serious, perfumed nose. Bright and dense in the mouth, with aromatic herb nuances lifting the blackcurrant and blackberry syrup flavors. Finishes pure and very long; while this wine offers plenty of early appeal, it should age effortlessly for another six to eight years. This is one of Italy’s most underrated Super-Tuscans made with international varieties.
Nipozzano Riserva 2008 greets the eye with a deep purplish red. The nose is remarkably rich and multi-faceted, showing cleanly-delineated aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, and dried plum, lifted in turn by spicier impressions of black pepper, vanilla, cocoa powder, and espresso bean. A warm alcohol complements its smoothoverall texture in the mouth, and a clean, vibrant acidity and silky, well-integrated tannins contribute to an impressive elegance. An almost-endless finish, with abundant aromatic fruit, completes a harmonious, well-balanced wine.