Attractive aromas of dark berry, blue flower, sweet baking spice and a whiff of pipe tobacco waft out of the glass. The fresh, tight palate delivers tart cherry, crunchy strawberry, white pepper, clove and chopped herb alongside firm, polished tannins. It still needs to unwind. Drink 2017–2027.
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.