Stewed prune, scorched earth, leather, menthol and leafy underbrush aromas set the tone. The ripe, jammy palate offers dried black cherry, clove and anise framed in densely packed, dusty tannins that leave an astringent finish. Give the tannins another year or two to unfold but drink sooner rather than later 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: email@example.com.