San Felice Pugnitello 2008
A very deep purple-red greets the eye, then the wine develops a multi-layered bouquet that foregrounds tanned leather and animal skin over ripe dried plum and a subtle herbaceousness. The wine is massive in the mouth, and exhibits velvety tannins and a warm alcohol complemented by a tasty vein of acidity.
This darkly colored, plum- and blackberry-scented red is concentrated and fruity, with accents of menthol, spice and earth. Assertive tannins guard the finish. Drink now through 2018.