| Wine Advocate 90 points (Jun 2012)
The 2009 Testamatta possesses remarkable depth and power along with tons of textural elegance. There is plenty of Sangiovese character in the dusty red cherries, flowers, licorice and tobacco. The wine’s color and forward bouquet suggest it is on a relatively fast path of evolution. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021.
Wine Spectator 92 points (Apr 30 2013)
This red is supple, with bright cherry fruit offsetting the firm tannins. Tobacco and leather flavors, with a hint of tar, add complexity as this persists through the lingering aftertaste of tobacco and spice. Sangiovese. Drink now through 2021. 1,250 cases made. –BS