Very intense, almost impenetrable, clear ruby red color. Aromas of ripe fruit, embellished with elegant hints of tobacco, chocolate and sweet spices. On the palate it expresses a powerful structure but also, with a measured balance, soft fruit against the round and mature tannins. The finish is long and fruity.
This wine goes well with red meat and game, extra mature cheeses and quality cured meats. - Winemaker Notes
94 points - Vinous
"The 2018 Carmignano Piaggia Riserva pulls you close with a captivating display of rich exotic spices, tobacco and cherry sauce, lifted by cooling hints of mint and menthol. It’s elegant and velvety yet also full of life, casting tart cherry-berry tones across a core of stimulating acidity with notes of cinnamon and clove. There’s so much depth and energy as well, tapering off lightly structured with hints of balsam herbs, licorice and a coating of fine tannin. The 2018 can already be enjoyed today, yet another year or two of cellaring will help it to come fully into focus."