This Barolo's lovely Nebbiolo fragrance shows violet and earthy notes of forest floor with hints of mushroom and truffle. The palate is not fully open, but shows bright cherry, menthol and white pepper notes, as well as bracing but elegant tannins.
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.