Aromas of dried tobacco leaf, oak and toast take the forefront, with prunes marinated in spirits and a whiff of farmyard hovering in the background. The palate shows muddled flavors of overripe black cherry, bitter dried sage, vanilla and espresso with notes of sweet-and-sour soy sauce alongside fleeting tannins.
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.