Mature berry, new leather, spice and balsamic aromas lead the nose. The bold palate doles out baked cherry, black raspberry, white pepper, clove and grilled herb balanced by firm, refined tannins and fresh acidity. A tobacco note closes the finish. It's already almost accessible but will drink well for years. Drink 2017–2026.
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.