Violet, iris, leather, tobacco, vanilla and savory herb aromas lead the nose on this full-bodied wine. The structured palate delivers juicy morello cherry, crushed black cherry, anisette, black pepper and tobacco. It's brightened by firm acidity while bracing tannins provide support. It finishes on a licorice note. Give this time to unwind and develop complexity. Drink 2018–2025.
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.