Non Confunditur or “do not be mistaken or confused” is one of those rare welcoming, accessible and interesting youthful Super Tuscans. A shorter aging period (and no petit verdot) is what gives NC its baby-brother status next to the famed, Super Tuscan Solengo. In 2013 the mix is 40/20/20/20 cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah and sangiovese grown on a 300m plateau and fermented separately before spending time in a mix of French oak barriques, large Slavonian oak and stainless steel. A powerful vintage with big concentration. Soft and worn leather, dusky dark florals, blackcurrant and earthy thorns fill the voluminous palate, one kept buoyant with an easy swell of acidity and hemmed by ample tuggy tannins. A cut of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish tightens the whole up again and helps counter the 14.5 alcohol. Drinking well now with rabbit and polenta. Surprisingly finished under screwcap.
Anthony Gismondi and Treve Ring, March 2017