Enticing aromas of new leather, fragrant purple flower, underbrush, steeped plum and balsamic notes mingle with a whiff of scorched earth. On the succulent full-bodied palate, velvety tannins provide a firm but elegant backbone for dried wild cherry, black raspberry, licorice and tobacco. The juicy, chewy fruit flavors seamlessly support the warmth of alcohol.
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.