Aromas of mature plum, leather, pressed violet, dried herb and a whiff of Asian spice unfold on this full-bodied red. The warm, chewy palate offers dried black cherry, blackberry extract, vanilla, licorice and tobacco alongside firm, velvety tannins. You'll also detect the warmth of alcohol on the close.
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.