From 40-year-old vines, this Brunello opens with French oak, coconut, spiced plum and balsamic eucalyptus notes. Those aromas carry over to the palate, which is assertive and chewy with licorice and espresso flavor. A backbone of close-grained tannins provides support.
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.