Earthy aromas of tilled soil, underbrush, rose petals and a balsam note lead the nose on this Brunello. The palate doesn't live up to the fragrance, offering bright red cherry accented with clove and white pepper alongside harsh tannins. You'll also detect the warmth of alcohol on the close.
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.