After a few swirls of the glass, this elegant red releases aromas of ripe wild berry, pipe tobacco, dried herb and a whiff of dark spice. The supple succulent palate doles out fleshy black cherry, baking spice and a hint of licorice framed in velvety tannins. Smooth and delicious, it's already approachable, but will offer fine drinking for several years or more. Drink through 2021.
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.