This 100% Merlot opens with enticing aromas of wild mint, blackberries, blue flowers and allspice. The firm palate doles out black currant, fleshy plum, tobacco, clove and licorice alongside velvety tannins. It's savory and balanced but drink sooner rather than later to capture the juicy fruit.
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.