Made with a blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc, this wine starts with aromas of espresso, coffee, black plum and cooking spices. The concentrated palate delivers black currants and black cherry layered with espresso, dark chocolate and toasted oak. It's soft but still tightly wound and finishes on a drying, astringent note. Drink through 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.