Aromas of scorched earth, mature dark fruit, dark cooking spice and a whiff of leather emerge on this structured wine. The brooding palate delivers black cherry, raspberry, clove, baking spice, anise and chopped herb alongside firm, ripe tannins and fresh acidity. Give it a few more years to fully open. 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.