Cupano – Ombrone 100 2011 – Sant’Antimo

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Very youthful colour here, very intense almost opaque at the core, still appearing very young due to that blue-purple; dense, very dense. Very nice nose here. Very perfumed, and I think this is a nice mix between really ripe unctuous black fruit like cassis, dark cherry. Fine spiciness as well. There’s a slightly meaty character here, almost like bacon, smoked meat, with pepper, sweet spices. A hint of oak in the background but it’s really that luscious dark fruit that plays first fiddle. That’s bloody good actually! Very dense palate, lovely pure black fruit, cassis, slightly herb-infused with ripe herbs like mint, sage, sweet cassis, dark plum, really multilayered. It’s still youthful so it doesn’t really have a lot of complexity but it has layers, it has nuance, a very very long finish. I like that combination between that density with rich extract, finely polished, and a very very long finish. This is really a serious wine that will develop for a long time, but I find it bloody delicious already today.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.