This single-vineyard Barbaresco from the hallowed Santo Stefano hill shows its pedigree with alluring fragrances of violet, rose, iris and forest floor. The palate impresses with a core of ripe wild cherry and raspberry, along with notes of white pepper and cinnamon. Fresh acidity and bracing but elegant tannins mark it as still young and primary, with a perfect structure for aging.
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.