Here's a structured ripasso that seems more like an Amarone. It has earthy underbrush aromas, with notes of tobacco leaf and spirit-soaked cherry. The palate shows ripe black fruit, chili pepper and red-hot cinnamon. It also closes with the heat of alcohol.
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.