Aromas of tobacco, dried rose, mature berry and leather meld together on the glass. The firm palate is still a bit closed, but offers dried red cherry, licorice, grilled herb and a hint of black tea alongside firm tannins that give the finish some grip.
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.