At the outset, the wine features alluring aromas of blue flower, pressed powder, ripe red berry and exotic spices. The vibrant palate delivers a core of savory black cherry layered with notes of black pepper, cinnamon and espresso. It's still tightly tannic and needs a few more years to unwind and develop complexity.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.