Aromas of toast, oak, espresso and a whiff of rubber lead the nose and carry over to the firm palate, along with dried black cherry and oak driven spice. It's still tightly wound, with an astringent finish. Give it another year or two for the tannins to unclench then drink sooner rather than later.
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.