Bold and rich, this opens with aromas of baked plum, pressed blue flower, nutmeg and a confectionary note. The ample palate doles out high-toned black-skinned fruit, cocoa, cinnamon and sweet pipe tobacco supported by velvety tannins and uplifted by fresh acidity. It's opulent, but also balanced and poised.
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.