This is still somewhat closed on the nose but reveals hints of plum and espresso. The palate is much more expressive, showing ripe red cherry notes layered with white pepper, cinnamon, vanilla and espresso. A classy and polished wine.
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.