Aromas of crushed stone, oak and a whiff red berry lead the nose. The taut, tense palate offers dried cranberry, smoke, graphite and Alpine herb while tightly wound fine-grained tannins provide the firm framework. A blast of orange peel closes the finish.
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.