This vibrant stunning red is loaded with finesse. It opens with intense aromas of pipe tobacco, cassis, wild berry and a whiff of new leather while the focused palate delivers succulent red cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and exotic spice. It's still tight, with firm, polished tannins and bright acidity that give it impeccable balance as well as a seriously age-worthy structure. Drink 2023–2043.
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.