Enticing aromas of star anise, blue flower, wild berry, menthol and a whiff of new leather all come together on this gorgeous elegantly structured red. The full-bodied creamy palate doles out ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, baking spice, licorice and tobacco framed in fine-grained tannins that offer seamless support. It's balanced, with fresh acidity. Drink 2022–2035.
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.