"Good bright, dark red. Complex nose combines redcurrant, red cherry jam, dried flowers, botanical herbs and a whiff of flint. Then juicy in the mouth, with a youthfully medicinal character to the mineral, licorice and cherry flavors. Sweet, concentrated and serious wine, with very good balance and extremely smooth tannins on the long finish. Yes, this is a riserva; but it's still by far the best Salice Salentino I have tried in years."