Dark berry, violet, anise and cake spice aromas lead the way. The ripe palate doles out fleshy black cherry, ground pepper, licorice and grilled sage while an espresso note closes the finish. Firm, polished tannins provide the framework. Drink 2019–2029.
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.