burst of flowers, crisp red fruit and truffle shavings that infuse the bouquet. White truffles turn to black, and fresh tobacco turns to cured, as the polished tannins saturate the long palate with ripe cherries and a delicate mélange of vanilla and cinnamon.


The elegant interplay between firm tannin and fresh acidity suggests this wine’s best years are still ahead – though its exotic finish of grilled herbs, crushed rock and turmeric spices makes it difficult not to open the next bottle.