This forward wine opens with aromas that recall nail polish remover, varnish, overripe black-skinned fruit and a confectionary note. On the palate, notes of coconut, espresso and sage backup raw red cherry. It's aggressively tannic but is already losing fruit richness so hold for just a few years to let tannins unwind and then drink.
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.