Made entirely with Cabernet Sauvignon, this opens with aromas of blue- and black-skinned fruit, allspice, scorched soil and a whiff of new leather. The palate offers blackberry extract, grilled sage, licorice and black pepper alongside assertive tannins that leave an astringent, drying finish. The tannins are tightly wound but drink soon, before the fruit evaporates entirely.
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.