The nose is still a bit closed but eventually reveals aromas of dark berry, leafy underbrush, baked earth and tobacco. On the firm palate, notes of licorice, grilled herbs and black pepper add depth to the black cherry core. Bracing but refined tannins hold it all together.
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.