From the stellar 2010 vintage, this gorgeous wine lives up to the year's lofty reputation. It opens with enticing scents of dried rose petal, truffle, crushed aromatic herb, woodland berry and a whiff of tar. On the full-bodied elegantly structured palate, star anise, mint, tobacco and a hint of mineral add depth to a juicy red-berry core. It's beautifully balanced, with bright acidity and taut silky tannins. Drink 2020–2040.
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: email@example.com.