It opens with aromas of leather, black cherry, Mediterranean herbs and balsamic notes. The structured palate delivers crushed Morello cherry accented with notes of sage, menthol, white pepper, and pipe tobacco alongside bracing tannins and vibrant acidity. Fresh and balanced, it needs a few more years to develop fully.
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.