Here's a big Barbera with an earthy fragrance of ripe fruit, herb and spice. The palate shows lush black fruit and signs of oak aging, including coffee, vanilla and toasted notes. Lush fruit flavors balance crisp acidity but there's a somewhat dry and bitter finish.
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.