A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese, this subdued red discloses aromas of mature, dark-skinned fruit, violet, espresso and allspice. The palate delivers dried black cherry and a tad of anise alongside smooth but fleeting tannins that generate a short finish. Already extremely accessible, it's starting to dry out so drink through 2016.
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.