Blue flower, underbrush, tobacco leaf, leather and mature black fruit aromas lead the nose on the structured but polished Taurasi from Fratelli Urciuolo. The balanced palate doles out juicy black cherry, black plum, black pepper and thyme alongside fresh acidity and a solid tannic backbone. Give it time to develop additional complexity; drink after 2020.
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.