Freshly picked roses, violets and woodland berry aromas come together on the nose. The tense palate delivers wild cherry, black raspberry, licorice, ground pepper and tobacco alongside a firm backbone of tightly woven, ultrafine tannins. It's a gorgeous combination of finesse and structure but at the moment it's still tightly tannic and needs time to unwind. Drink 2018–2027.
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.