Underbrush, charred earth, ripe dark-skinned fruit, grilled herb and a whiff of cooking spice aromas all come together on this chewy red. The round palate doles out fleshy black cherry, cured meat, chopped herb and tobacco while a touch of star anise backs up the finish. Robust, velvety tannins support the juicy fruit. This will offer fine near-to-mid-term pleasure.
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.