Classic Nebbiolo aromas of new leather, dark spice, wild berry and blue flower combine with an intriguing whiff of smoke on this compelling wine. Delicious and structured, the elegant full-bodied palate delivers mature Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and pipe tobacco framed in taut fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity will keep this going for years if not decades. It's already extremely tempting but hold onto it for even more complexity. Drink 2021–2033.
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.