One of Italy's most lauded Cabernet Francs, this opens with aromas of new oak, cassis, crushed violet, tobacco, graphite and a whiff of espresso. The tightly wound palate delivers dried black currants, black raspberries, clove, oak-driven spice, ground pepper and grilled sage alongside assertive but polished tannins. It has structure and finesse but needs to unwind. Drink 2016–2023.
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.