Violet, spiced plum, truffle and new leather aromas lead the nose. The palate is firmly structured, offering up espresso, licorice and raspberry jam flavors, while close-grained tannins give an austere impression on finish. Cellar for another year or two, then drink to capture the remaining fruit.
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.