This wine deserves its lofty reputation as one of Italy's premier bottlings. It opens with a gorgeous fragrance of berry, leather, truffle and spice. The palate delivers ripe and delicious black cherry, black berry, white pepper and chocolate notes accompanied by firm but refined tannins. This will age beautifully and develop complexity for decades. Drink 2016–2028.
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.