This firmly structured wine opens with fragrances of violets, rose, woodland berries, balsamic notes and cedar. The bracing palate is still young and wound up but delivers black cherry, red raspberry, coffee, cinnamon and licorice alongside lively acidity and compelling tannins that should soften over the next few years. Drink after 2022.
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.