The floral fragrance recalls red roses, violet and iris along with ripe red berry. The palate has tight core of black cherry accented with white pepper, cinnamon-spice and thyme. This is still young and tightly wound so give it time to come around and develop complexity. Drink 2015–2010.
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.