This opens with very earthy, almost rustic but not unpleasant aromas of animal, tilled soil, wet wool and leather. The palate delivers ripe—nearly overripe—plum and blackberry flavors accented by sage. The tannins still need time to tame so drink after 2016.
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.