Vinous 91 points - Dark red. Musky red berries and spicecake on the nose, with complicating notes of wilted violet and vanilla. Ripe, sappy and expansive, offering sweet red cherry-cola and vanilla flavors. A spine of tangy acidity adds structure and lift to the long, sappy, subtly spicy finish. This wine unfolds nicely in the glass, suggesting that some cellaring will be rewarded. A very successful Badia a Passignano, one of the better vintages I remember at a similar stage of development.
Wine Spectator 91 points - Cherry, currant, leather, cedar and tobacco flavors highlight this medium-weight, chewy red. The tannins are on the assertive side, with a firm finish and spicy aftertaste. Gains harmony with air. Best from 2015 through 2022. 1,100 cases imported. BS
(Oct 15 2013)