This is all about purity, finesse and energy. A line of cherry and raspberry flavors runs through this red, with grace notes of leather, tobacco, graphite and underbrush. Reined-in and firm, yet balanced, with a lingering aftertaste of cherry, mineral and spice. The very limited Vigna dell'Impero bottling is named for the oldest vineyard on the property, consisting of organically farmed Sangiovese planted in 1935.

Bruce Sanderson - Wine Spectator (95)