Not what I had hoped for. Very dark, very big, very fruity, very angular, and very alcoholic. It definitely has a rocket fuel feel to it that I dislike. Extended aeration helped, but never quite cured the issues with this wine. The good news is that if you love dark berry fruit and dark/bitter chocolate, you will love this wine. Loaded to the gills in every aspect, lovers of this style should have a field day with this. A very modern and ultra clean version of Brunello that lacks some character.