Aromas include toasted oak, coffee, mature blackberries, with hints of bell pepper. The muddled palate is both sweet and bitter, offering overripe plum, black currants, toasted oak, chocolate and espresso alongside astringent and drying wood tannins that generate an abrupt finish.
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.