This opens with aromas of toasted oak, sawdust, espresso, licorice and blackberry jam. The extracted but rather lean palate offers dried black cherry, raisin, cocoa and a hint of ground pepper alongside fine-grained tannins that leave an astringent finish. Drink sooner rather than later before the fruit dries up completely.
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.