The nose is still closed on this bracing red but it eventually reveals whiffs of black plum, licorice and leather. The dense, extracted palate offers blackberry, Marasca cherry, clove, espresso, licorice and a blast of black pepper. It's still young, with brooding tannins that need time to soften. Drink 2017–2025. T. Edward Wines, J&J Importers.
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.