Badia a Passignano 2018 is a ruby red color. Its nose presents intense notes of ripe red fruit that merge with sweet hints of blueberries and apricots. Its bouquet is completed by balsamic sensations and toasted aromas of chocolate, licorice and vanilla. The palate is rich and flavorful, giving the wine a lengthy flavor profile.
This is a really beautiful red with cherry, blackberry, violet and chocolate character. Full and layered, yet it remains linear and bright, with an energetic finish. So drinkable now, but better in 2024.
- James Suckling, 95 pts.
Cherry, raspberry, plum, mineral and smoky aromas and flavors are deftly framed by spicy oak in this lush, harmonious red. There is plenty of structure, including vibrant acidity, for balance and energy on the lingering aftertaste. Give it a year or two to absorb the oak. Best from 2023 through 2033.
- Wine Spectator, 94 pts.