This riserva opens with aromas of underbrush, mushroom and espresso, followed by hints of rose petal and spice. The palate reveals a core of bright red fruit layered with toasted oak and coffee notes. Still young, with bracing but refined tannins. Drink after 2016.
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.