Underbrush, grilled porcini mushroom, cured meat and grilled herb aromas take shape in the glass. The brawny palate offers raisin, cherry-marinated-in spirits, licorice and a confectionery note alongside firm fine-grained tannins. You'll also notice the heat of evident alcohol that throws it off balance.
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.