Aromas of toast, espresso, black-skinned fruit, aromatic herb and a balsamic note lead the way on this powerfully structured wine. The brawny, monolithic palate offers black cherry marinated in spirits, licorice and tobacco alongside assertive, enveloping tannins. You'll also feel the heat of alcohol on the close.
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.