This opens with aromas of French oak, toast, vanilla and baked plum. The robust, concentrated palate offers espresso, licorice, oak and dried black cherry alongside close-grained tannins. You'll also notice the heat of scorching alcohol that imparts a monolithic quality. Drink through 2019.
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.