This hearty red opens with aromas of scorched earth, menthol, Asian spice, game and a whiff of stalky underbrush. The solid, earthy palate offers dried cherry marinated in spirits, raisin, ground pepper and cured meat accompanied by bracing tannins. It's a bit rustic but still appealing.
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.