This earthy wine opens with slightly funky aromas including tilled soil, game, leather and just a whiff of farmyard that quickly burns off. The delicious palate delivers ripe black cherry accented with notes of cracked red pepper, orange peel, sage, thyme and licorice. It's still tightly tannic so give this time to unwind. Drink after 2020.
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.