Spicy and structured, this rich Barolo opens with aromas that recall scorched earth, leather, clove, ground pepper and dried berry. The firm palate offers ripe black cherry, fleshy raspberry, licorice and tobacco that seamlessly support the hefty alcohol. Despite its bold structure, it's almost weightless, thanks to fresh acidity and tightly packed but fine-grained tannins. Drink 2019–2031.
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.