Easily recognizable thanks to its elaborate bottle encrusted with Swarovski crystals, Diadema is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah. It shows dense black cherry, black currant and underbrush along with oak, coffee and vanilla. Reflecting the heat of the vintage, it's shy on freshness but the fruit is appealing.
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.