Aromas of underbrush, tilled soil, tobacco, wild berry and a balsamic note take shape in the glass. The elegantly structured palate offers black cherry, cranberry, white pepper, clove and grilled herb that lead into a mineral-driven finish. It's young but well balanced, with austere but fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. Drink 2016–2028.
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.