Very intense, almost impenetrable, clear ruby red colour. 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. It goes
The 2008 Carmignano Riserva Piaggia bursts from the glass with an exotic melange of tar, espresso, black cherries, spices and licorice. The 2008 isn't a huge Piaggia, at least not in relative terms, but rather it is a wine that impresses for its gorgeous inner perfume and striking overall balance. This is the first vintage to incorporate Cabernet Franc in the blend. I won't be surprised if the 2008 improves with further bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
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