Aromas of raisin, blackcurrant and a whiff of blue flowers lead the nose. The tightly knit palate offers dried black cherry, vanilla and mocha alongside dusty tannins that leave a drying, rather astringent finish. Hold until 2016 to let it unwind then enjoy soon to capture the remaining fruit.
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.