This 100% of Merlot from Tuscany opens with aromas of prune and raisin that recall uve passite or dried grapes. The palate offers concentrated fig, raisin and mocha and you'll also detect the warmth of evident alcohol. The overall lack of freshness makes this appear clunky and evolved.
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.