Just what I expect from a Tesco Finest wine: restrained and elegant, like the other wines in the range. If I’m not mistaken Master of Wines do the selection for Tesco, and they always pick the balanced, pure wines, not the over-oaked, over-ripe examples.
If something, this is almost too shy, don’t expect a powerhouse of a wine. Classic leather, licorice and rubber (in a pleasant way) aromas, and some tobacco notes, as sign of a developing wine. Hardly medium body, crisp acidity and a proper tannic grip in the finish. So Italian in style, although the smoky oak combined with the leather are a nod to traditional Bordeaux, too. Elegant for a Chianti and drinks so well.