Aromas suggesting baked plum, menthol, aromatic herb and dark cooking spice lead the nose. The taut, lively palate offers black cherry, espresso and star anise alongside firm, fine-grained tannins and nervous acidity. It's still a bit austere and needs a few more years to unwind. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.