This opens with enticing aromas of menthol, new leather, forest berry and star anise. Reflecting the nose, the elegantly structured palate delivers flavors of raspberry compote, Marasca cherry, licorice and tobacco framed by fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance. Drink 2023–2033.
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.