Luminous and linear, this structured wine is delicately perfumed with notes of violet, rose, fragrant berry and a whisper of dark cooking spice. The young, radiant palate offers juicy cherry, black raspberry, white pepper and star anise alongside bracing but ultra-fine tannins. It boasts great energy and needs several years to unwind. Drink 2021–2036.
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.