Made with Sangiovese and a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon—all organically farmed—this opens with aromas of violet, perfumed berry, cake spice and a hint of leather. The rich, concentrated palate doles out crushed black cherry, ripe raspberry, clove, white pepper and savory herb alongside firm, velvety tannins. It closes on a licorice note. Drink 2016–2026.
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.