It opens with earthy aromas of underbrush, tilled soil, red berries, leather, toast and intense balsamic notes. The bright palate displays crushed black cherry, licorice and orange peel alongside great energy and bracing but noble tannins. Give it time to develop. Drink 2020–2040.
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.