This fragrant red opens with aromas of violet, rose, woodland berry, tilled earth and a whiff of new leather. The polished, fruity palate delivers juicy morello cherry, red raspberry, white pepper, and mineral alongside refined tannins and bright acidity. A licorice note wraps around the lingering finish. It's already tempting but will be even better in a few years. Drink 2018–2023.
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.