Aromas of exotic spice, iris, oak, coffee bean and wild berry come together on this structured, glossy red along with a note of grilled herb. The chewy palate boasts raspberry confiture, red cherry, espresso, dark chocolate, orange peel and tobacco while tightly knit, fine-grained tannins provide the framework. A licorice note closes the lingering finish. It's youthfully assertive and needs to fully develop. Drink 2020–2030.
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.