Earthy leather, forest floor, herb and balsamic aromas emerge in the glass. The taut, wiry palate offers sour cherry, dried sage and clove flaavors, set against a backdrop of bracing tannins that leave a firm finish. Give it a few more years to soften, then drink to capture the remaining fruit.
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.