This wine's menthol, new leather, blue flower and sage aromas lead the nose, along with a whiff of toast. It's taut and savory on the palate, offering crunchy red berry, star anise, ground clove and tobacco notes framed by youthfully assertive, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity.
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.