Aromas of underbrush, violet, dried sage and leather lead the nose. The palate is a bit closed but offers dried cherry, prune, licorice and espresso alongside firm but fleeting tannins. Reflecting the heat of the vintage, it's evolving quickly.
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.