This brooding wine opens with balsamic aromas of eucalyptus and leather, along with whiffs of freshly turned soil and plum. The palate offers up ripe black cherry, white pepper and the warmth of evident alcohol. It also has massive, astringent tannins. Drink after 2019.
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.