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).
Plum, baking spice, pressed blue flower and tobacco aromas emerge on this full-bodied red. Showing the heat of the vintage, the palate is rather evolved, displaying dried cherry and licorice alongside firm tannins. Drink over the next few years to capture the remaining fruit.