This structured, elegant wine opens with aromas of violet, berry, tilled soil and a whiff of leather. The palate has nice depth, offering layers of black cherry, cinnamon, savory herb and tobacco. It's impeccably balanced with firm, polished tannins and fresh acidity. Already delicious, it will develop more complexity. Drink 2015–2025.
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.