Mature berry, blue flower, toasted oak and a whiff of cake spice lead the nose. The ripe, full-bodied palate offers stewed cherry, raspberry jam, vanilla, espresso and a licorice note alongside assertive, close-grained tannins that leave a drying finish. It closes on a raisin note.
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.