This opens with aromas that recall leafy underbrush, prune, mushroom and tilled soil. The hefty palate offers raisin, toasted oak, coffee and licorice accompanied by tightly woven, close-grained tannins that leave a rather drying finish. Drink soon to capture remaining freshness.
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.