Here's a boldly structured wine that also displays finesse. It opens with aromas of blue flowers, Asian spices, toast and mature black fruit. The concentrated palate doles out intense blueberry, blackberry and licorice alongside notes of spearmint, roasted coffee bean and black pepper. It's soft and velvety with a nutty finish. Drink from 2016–2023.
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.