Earth and truffles on the nose. Medium body, but quietly powerful. The flavors seem to expand on the palate. A medicinal note and restrained, tightly wrapped fruit create focus. Elegant but with solidity of structure and a creamy, mouth-coating texture. The fruit is nicely balanced by acidity. Moderately long, with an interesting chalky note on the finish. Still young. Try again in 2016–2017. Likely to age gracefully for another five years beyond that.
Food pairing: Truffle-based pasta dishes; baked or roasted chicken with truffles; vegetable risotto