Firm and refined, this opens with aromas of wild berry, leather, game and a note of chopped herb. The round, full-bodied palate delivers ripe black cherry, clove, toast, mint and licorice alongside ripe, velvety tannins and fresh acidity. It should develop more complexity over the next decade. Drink 2016–2026.
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.