This wine leads with enticing floral and earthy fragrances, and just a hint of meaty character. The palate is a bit closed, but reveals sweet black cherry, plum and spicy pepper notes. This is still very tannic and will be better after 2015.
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.