Aromas suggest truffle, meat juices, game and toasted notes. The informal palate offers cherry extract, black pepper, mocha and baking spices alongside assertive, drying tannins. It will be better after 2015 when tannins soften up but then drink it soon.
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.