Perfumed with woodland berry, dried rose, cake spice and sweet pipe tobacco, this is one of the most impressive of the '09 Riservas. The delicious, full-bodied palate offers layers of juicy black cherry, clove, cinnamon, licorice and mineral. Firm, ripe tannins give it structure and a polished feel. Drink 2019–2029.
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.