Made entirely with Sangiovese, this full-bodied red opens with aromas of wild berry, exotic spice, aromatic herb and a whiff of fragrant blue flower. It's elegant and structured, with a youthful tension that underscores juicy wild cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon and a hint of pipe tobacco. Fresh acidity lends balance while fine-grained tannins provide polished support. It's already tempting but will develop even more complexity with cellaring. Drink 2018–2033.
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.