Aromas of anisette, clove, scorched earth, herb and underbrush lead the nose along with a hint of leather. The firm, tightly wound palate doles out dried black cherry, licorice and a sprinkling of dark bitter chocolate alongside assertive, close-grained tannins that grip the finish. Give the tannins a few years to unfurl then drink up.
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.