This supple wine opens with aromas of black fruit, crushed flowers, coffee, subtle oak, cocoa and black spices. These carry over to the palate along with balsamic notes, sage, toast and espresso. It's almost accessible but hold for complexity. Drink 2018–2038.
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: email@example.com.