Robert Parker 97
The Tenuta di Biserno 2018 Lodovico shows a high degree of focus and sharpness in this vintage that was not always easy given some extra rain showers. This full-bodied Tuscan red is vertical and very intense while maintaining a careful sense of balance and aromatic equilibrium all the while. It shows big, black intensity with lots of fruit thickness and layering. The wine strikes at that proverbial and elusive crossroads between power and elegance. The blend sees mostly Cabernet Franc, with smaller parts Merlot and Petit Verdot. It is fermented in cone-shaped steel vats for up to four weeks. It completes malolactic fermentation in barrel (or 80% of the total does, with the remaining 20% in steel) and ages in barrique (with 80% new oak) for 16 months. Including 750-milliliter bottles and magnums, annual production is from 8,000 to 10,000 bottles.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2045