This wine's menthol, violet, white pepper and leather aromas meld together, along with a balsamic note. On the palate, tightly wound tannins and firm acidity balance cranberry, sour cherry, crushed herb and star anise flavors. While still young and austere, it shows good mid-term aging potential. Drink 2022–2029.
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: email@example.com.