Intensely floral violet and iris scents mingle with wild berry and new leather notes. The palate is youthfully austere, showing dried red cherry, star anise and clove flavors, with firm, fine-grained tannins that carry the finish. This needs a few more years to unwind and develop.
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.