Aromas of prune, espresso, cherries marinated in spirits and resin lead the nose. The palate has bracing tannins but not a lot of fruit richness, offering roasted sensations of coffee bean, ground pepper and toasted almond. It closes on a licorice note.
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.