An enviable combination of power and finesse, this wine boasts an enticing bouquet of new leather, ripe berry, exotic spice, graphite and a balsamic eucalyptus note. Full bodied but refined, the juicy, enveloping palate doles out raspberry jam, fleshy cherry, pipe tobacco and star anise framed in velvety, fine-grained tannins. A flinty note lifts the finish while the dense fruit masks the elevated alcohol content.
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.