The nose is a bit shy at first but eventually reveals aromas of underbrush, scorched soil, new leather, ground clove and balsamic notes. On the full-bodied palate, nuances of licorice, black pepper and flinty mineral underscore dried black cherry while assertive but refined tannins provide the framework. Drink 2021–2031.
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.