Alluring scents of pressed violet, perfumed berry and a whiff of cake spice lead the nose. The bright, chewy palate doles out layers of ripe black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, chopped mint and a sprinkling of cocoa. Soft, round tannins support the juicy flavors. There's not much complexity but it is mouthwateringly delicious. Drink through 2017.
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.