Firm and fragrant, this offers aromas of wild berry, forest floor, pressed rose, baking spice and a balsamic whiff of menthol. The bold, robust palate doles out cherry-marinated in spirits, fleshy raspberry, licorice and chewing tobacco alongside firm, velvety tannins. Thanks to the juicy fruit, you can't detect the hefty alcohol. Drink through 2026.
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.