Deep red, evolved rim.
Great Bordeaux-ish nose - toast, herbs, hot bricks, graphite, black currant ... Doesn't smell like a second wine.
Medium-bodied, light touch. No way I'd think this was from Italy, except, possibly, the acidity. This is my last bottle. Another a year or so ago, was every bit as good. This is why people love Bordeaux, and well-done geographical extensions of it.