This Aglianico offers a mélange of aromas, including vanilla, toast, ripe plum, prune, tobacco and a whiff of leather. The palate opens with juicy black fruit accented by notes of vanilla, mint, tobacco and espresso, but excruciatingly aggressive tannins dominate the finish and give it an abrupt, drying finish. Give this time to unwind.
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.