This opens with aromas of bell pepper and red currant that carry over to the palate along with plum and black pepper. It initially offers fleshy fruit layered with chocolate, espresso and oak sensations but it then finishes abruptly on an astringent note thanks to drying and bitter wood tannins.
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.