It opens with hallmark Nebbiolo scents of freshly picked roses, crushed violets, leather, berry, alpine herbs and forest floor. The delicious palate delivers a core of succulent black cherry accented with notes of cake spices, mint, licorice and grilled herbs. It's young but already balanced with powerful but refined tannins and brisk acidity. Drink 2020–2045.
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.