Enticing scents of dark spice, menthol, wild berry, new leather and a whiff of violet are front and center. It's structured, savory and shows real aging potential, delivering juicy raspberry, red cherry, licorice and tobacco. Taut noble tannins and fresh acidity provide support. It's still young and youthfully austere so give it time to fully develop. Drink 2023–2035.
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.