Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes that are left to dry for about four weeks before fermentation, this densely concentrated wine is a bit shy on the nose. The structured palate is more expressive, revealing dried black cherries, leather, cocoa, tobacco and licorice that provide enough richness to support the hefty alcohol. It's balanced by velvety tannins. Drink 2016–2022.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.