Aromas of black berries, dark spices and tobacco take the lead in this blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese. The dense palate delivers juicy but restrained black cherry accented with notes of black pepper, licorice and mocha alongside firm, dusty tannins. A warm note of alcohol on the close makes the wine seem even more structured than it is.
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.