Lovely scents of tar, rose, cooking spice, Alpine herb and a balsamic note lead the way on this structured red. The chewy full-bodied palate delivers mature black cherry, white pepper, clove, grilled sage and pipe tobacco alongside firm but refined tannins. Fresh acidity and energizing mineral lift the finish. Drink 2018–2026.
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.