Credited as the first wine made solely with noble native grape Nero d'Avola, this iconic bottling opens with aromas that recall ripe berry, lightly toasted oak, leather and cooking spice. The firm, structured palate delivers ripe blackberry, juicy wild cherry, licorice, tobacco and savory herb alongside velvety tannins. It's already tempting but will continue to develop complexity. Drink 2015–2024.
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.