This hearty red opens with aromas of leafy underbrush, leather, licorice and a hint of menthol. The firm, chewy palate offers ripe wild cherry, raspberry jam, anisette and tobacco. Brooding tannins support the dark flavors. Drink 2019–2029.
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.