Subdued aromas of wild berry, scorched earth and roasted coffee bean slowly take shape on this. On the bracing palate, assertive, tightly knit tannins support dried red cherry, espresso, orange zest and a hint of grilled herb. Give the tannins another few years to unclench then drink to capture the remaining fruit.
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.