This opens with earthy, almost funky sensations that quickly burn off to reveal violet, leather, game, red and black cherry, crushed raspberry, baking spices, sage and thyme alongside an infusion of firm but noble tannins and edgy acidity. Notes of pipe tobacco signal the close. This should evolve and develop beautifully. Best after 2020.
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.