Structured but accessible, it opens with aromas of mature black cherry, raisin, leather, cake spices and coffee. The round, soft palate delivers fleshy black plum, cinnamon, clove and licorice layered with a milk chocolate note. It's not the most complex Brunello out there but it has succulent fruit and firm tannins. Drink through 2018.
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.