Dark, saturated, and gorgeous. Intoxicating nose of fresh flowers, dark red fruit, and a glorious citrus note – which Leonetti is rarely able to capture in their wines. There is also a tiny sprinkling of cedar shavings, crème de cassis, and crushed blackcurrant. Unbelievably vibrant and focused. Palate is plush and long with a core of sweetness. Respecting the coolness of the vintage, the acidity is deliciously bright and the tannin low.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92-94
"The most unique of the 2011s barrel samples, with a bright, juicy profile that includes loads of black fruit, citrus, assorted wild herbs and floral qualities, the 2011 Reserve hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied, elegant and balanced mouthfeel, sweet tannin and an overall classy personality. Plush, rounded and layered with fruit, it should drink nicely for over a decade."