Intense aromas of Mediterranean scrub, chopped herb, underbrush and eucalyptus pave the way. Smooth and juicy, the palate doles out succulent raspberry, ripe black cherry, cinnamon, vanilla and crushed mint while velvety tannins provide the elegant framework. It's already approachable but will offer wonderful imbibing for several years more. Drink through 2023.
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.