A 50-50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this offers aromas of underbrush, cedar, bluish-black fruit, spice and a whiff of scorched earth. On the palate, notes of licorice, tobacco, grilled herbs and menthol accent black currant and dried black cherry. Bracing, raspy tannins provide the framework.
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: email@example.com.