Aromas of steeped berry, baking spice, Alpine herb and crushed stone emerge in the glass. The structured palate offers dried cherry, fig, licorice and powdered herb framed in assertive tannins that leave a firm, astringent finish. Give the tannins another year or two 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.