This is still somewhat closed, with subdued aromas of underbrush and tobacco leaf. The palate is not too expressive, but reveals red cherry, white pepper and cinnamon flavors. This tannins are still very astringent, though they should soften with time. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.