Boasting a rustic charm, this opens with earthy aromas of sunbaked soil, game, leather and black-skinned fruit. The gamy note carries over to the ripe palate along with hints of Mediterrenean brush, star anise and white pepper that accent a blackberry core. Chewy tannins provide the framework.
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: email@example.com.