This is packed tight with a concentrated, silky bead of ripe red berries and red cherries that drives through the palate, until fine, quite firm tannins block its path right at the end. Medium-bodied, but the concentration of fruit makes it feel heavier. Lots of energy here, but balance, too. Delicious now. Even better after another year in bottle. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
93 points - James Suckling
Region: Valpolicella Ripasso DOC, Veneto, Italy
Varietal Composition: 70% Corvina veronese, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara and other native varieties