Made from 85-year-old vines, this needed some time to open up in the glass but when it did, it was well worth the wait. Revealing classic Nebbiolo sensations, the concentrated palate delivers underbrush, dried rose, morello cherry, leather, truffle and tobacco. It's nicely balanced, with firm polished tannins and vibrant acidity that give it an ageworthy structure. Drink 2020–2030.
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: email@example.com.