The nose is initially closed but eventually reveals aromas of ripe berry, scorched earth and game. The palate is more expressive, showing fleshy black cherry, crushed raspberry and white pepper alongside tightly packed tannins that need to unwind. Drink 2018–2030.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.