Oak, cassis, prune and forest-floor aromas follow through to the palate along with dried cherry, powdered sage and espresso. Tightly knit astringent tannins clench the finish. Give the tannins several years to unwind then drink sooner rather than later to capture the remaining fruit.
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.