Oak, toast, espresso and stewed prune carry over to the palate together with a note of dark cooking spice. Assertive, close-grained tannins give this an astringent finish. Give the tannins a few more years to unclench then drink up to enjoy the remaining fruit. Drink after 2018.
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.