Here's a wine made with an unusual blend of Sangiovese, Syrah, Alicante and Carignan grapes. It opens with aromas of toasted oak, espresso and charred earth. The dense, extracted palate offers dried blackberry, baked plum, tobacco and licorice alongside a backbone of firm tannins. The fruit is drying up so drink soon.
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.