A classic Chianti Classico, this opens with enticing scents of violet, mature plum, new leather and balsamic notes. The aromas follow through to the luminous palate along with dried black cherry, chopped herb, cinnamon and pipe tobacco. Refined tannins provide the backbone while surprisingly fresh acidity for the hot vintage keeps it balanced.
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.