Daniel Thomases on Tuscany (Jul 2000)

Full ruby. Nose dominated by tar, licorice and herbs, plus suggestions of bell pepper and asparagus; the fruit element seems less pronounced and sweet than usual. Solidly structured and continuous in the middle palate, with blackcurrant and plum flavors, but slightly rough and bitter on the finish. The firm tannins could use a bit more roundness. A good effort in a difficult vintage.