Aromas of underbrush, game, crushed rock, allspice and dark berry lead the nose. The palate delivers dried black cherry, grilled herb, anise, a hint of game and black pepper alongside brooding but refined tannins. It has a mineral-driven finish and surprising freshness for this warm vintage. Drink through 2019.
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.