Structured and concentrated, it opens with aromas of dark berries, Mediterranean herbs, cooking spices and a whiff of toast. The palate delivers ripe black and red cherries accented with licorice and notes of grilled herbs alongside tightly knit and aggressive tannins that generate an abrupt finish. This should improve with a little more age. Drink 2016–2021.
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.