Alluring aromas of pressed violet, iris, perfumed berry, tilled soil and a whiff of leather show tremendous class and pedigree. On the structured but elegant palate, notes of tobacco, anise, chopped mint and clove back up the core of crushed black cherry, while assertive, fine-grained tannins provide the backbone. This is still young and tight so hold for complexity. Drink 2021–2031.
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.