Aromas of mature berry, menthol, licorice, cooking spice and a balsamic note lead the nose. The firm palate is still tightly wound but already offers wild cherry, white pepper, grilled herb, tobacco and anise. It's balanced and fresh, with ripe but youthfully bracing tannins. Drink after 2019.
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.