Fleshy red berry, rose, blue flower, mint and baking spice aromas take center stage. The racy palate is still somewhat closed but offers Morello cherry layered with white pepper, alpine herbs and spice alongside assertive tannins and nervous acidity. Young and tightly wound, this should evolve into a classic. Best after 2020.
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.