Lupicaia Super Tuscan 2006. Castello del Terriccio, Tuscany, Italy. It's amazing how consistent these wines have been under the guidance of Carlo Ferrini, who has been the consulting winemaker at Castello del Terriccio since 1993, the first year this wine was released. The 2006 Lupicaia has held up well in the bottle, with its ripe fruit, black cherry and ripe blackberry, along with chocolate and spice. The wine shows evolved notes of cured tobacco and leather, and you can really taste the compact nature of the fruit. There is good concentration and richness here as well, which I think is mostly due to the style of the times. You could say that this vintage represents the younger bookend of this stylistic era.