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).
Dried violet, plum cake and exotic spice aromas lead the way on this brawny, structured wine. The firm palate delivers dried black cherry, blackberry extract, licorice and tobacco alongside round, chewy tannins.