This starts with aromas that recall a closed cellar; these quickly burn off to reveal dominant oak sensations accented with meat juices and hints of mature black plum. The palate offers sweet, almost sugared black cherry, espresso and stewed plums alongside astringent wood tannins. It's rather evolved so enjoy 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.