Lovely aromas include red rose, violet, red berry, leather and baking spices. The bright, succulent palate doles out Morello cherry, mint, white pepper, balsamic notes and hints of coffee and vanilla alongside compact tannins. It has nice depth but needs time to develop complexity. Drink 2020–2040
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.