The layers of aromas and flavors in this beautifully delineated blend of Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina include dried wild cherry, white pepper, leather, violet, rose, underbrush, savory herb, licorice and baking spice. Fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity balance the savory flavors and a vein of energizing minerality closes the lingering finish. It's gorgeous and loaded with finesse. Drink 2016–2028.
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.