This structured wine opens with aromas of toasted oak, vanilla, ripe dark berry, thyme and a balsamic note. The vibrant, smooth palate offers dried cherry, mocha, espresso and baking spice alongside elegant, fine-grained tannins and still bright acidity. Drink 2016–2026.
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.