This structured but refined Barolo opens with a fragrance of blue flower, woodland berries, leather and balsamic notes. The palate is young and still austere but displays black cherry, crushed raspberry, clove, cinnamon and mint alongside youthfully spirited but noble tannins and nervous acidity. Give this time to develop. Drink after 2020.
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Previously she wrote regularly on Italian wine for Wine News, World of Fine Wine and Decanter. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (2005), Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines (2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (2014).Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.