Rose, blue flower, wild berry and freshly chopped herb lead the nose along with a whiff of espresso. The firmly structured palate doles out tart cherry, crushed strawberry, white pepper and clove alongside a backbone of astringent tannins that generate a mouth-drying finish. A note of roasted coffee bean signals the close. Drink 2020–2028.
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.