This opens with aromas of leather, toast, stewed black fruit and espresso along with a hint of underbrush. The palate is already evolved, and while it reveals dark cherry and notes of exotic spice, the fruit is fading fast, which makes the drying tannins even more evident.
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.