This soulful wine opens with earthy, almost funky aromas of freshly tilled earth, overripe black fruit, leather and game. The round, full-bodied palate doles out fleshy black cherry, juicy blackberry, tobacco, truffle, anise and clove alongside velvety tannins. It's already approachable but will drink well for the next decade. Drink 2016–2026.
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.