It begins with red berry aromas, violet, rose, white pepper and hints of orange peel. The bright palate delivers juicy red cherry, black raspberry, clove, cinnamon and sage alongside bracing but fine tannins and racy acidity. Classic but youthful, it needs time. Best after 2020.
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.