This powerfully structured wine offers earthy aromas of underbrush, porcini mushroom, leather, tobacco, berry and game. The savory palate delivers crushed black cherry accented with clove, sage, white pepper, balsamic notes and mineral. It's still young and wound-up but it holds all the key elements. Drink 2020–2045.
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.