Underbrush, tobacco, mint and ripe dark-skinned berry aromas slowly take shape in the glass. The powerfully structured, monolithic palate offers raisin, cinnamon, licorice and clove alongside a backbone of firm velvety tannins. You'll notice the heat of alcohol on the finish but the rich flavors still hold their own.
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.