This Barolo is oaky, with dominant sensations of toasted wood and espresso wrapped around a core of dark cherry fruit. With its big but ripe tannins, this is already approachable. Reflecting the hot vintage, it doesn't have the essential freshness for aging.
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.