Aromas of oak, toast and espresso lead the nose. Oak-driven spices takes center stage on the palate but don't mask the dried black cherry, plum, licorice vanilla and coffee in the background. Firm tannins provide structure. Drink through 2016.
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.