Aromas of mature plum, French oak and tilled earth mingle with vanilla and an earthy whiff of game. The scents carry over to the chewy palate along with ripe black cherry, prune, new leather and black pepper. Assertive fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity show the wine's Aglianico pedigree. Drink 2019–2025.
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.