Made of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo, this offers black tea and mature plum aromas, while the palate evokes dried cherry, clove and star anise flavors. Firm, close-grained tannins generate an austere finish. Give it another few years to soften, then enjoy.
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.