With its brick color, this wine appears far older than it is, a common trait of this difficult vintage. It opens with aromas of forest floor, dried tobacco leaf, mushroom and ripe berry, all of which carry over to the palate along with subtle cherry and a hint of cinnamon. However, this wine is already tired, with evolved tannins. Drink soon.
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.