Menthol, tobacco, dark berry, vanilla, a whiff of oak and a hint of cured meat lead the nose on this structured, elegant wine. The delicious palate offers succulent wild cherry, mint, espresso, coconut and white pepper. Fresh acidity and firm, ultra-fine tannins balance it out and promise mid-term aging potential. Drink 2018–2026.
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: email@example.com.