Leather, subtle oak, espresso and black cherry aromas lead the nose on this bracing wine. Notes of spearmint and grilled sage accent the toast, vanilla, coffee and blackberry flavors that are supported by compact tannins. Give this another year or two to unwind. Drink 2016–2021.
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.