A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 10% Syrah and 10% other varieties, this opens with aromas of dark berry, cedar and a whiff of espresso. The dense palate doles out ripe black cherry, dried aromatic herb and tobacco alongside velvety tannins. Drink through 2017–2023.
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.