This opens with classic Sangiovese aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, new leather, chopped herb, underbrush and a balsamic note. The big chewy palate doles out layers of juicy black cherry, crushed blackberry, licorice and pipe tobacco alongside velvety tannins. It's already approachable but will also offer several more years of fine drinking pleasure. Enjoy through 2021.
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.