It opens with aromas of underbrush, leather, fennel, prune and plum with just a whiff of rubber. The palate delivers dense black cherry accented with fresh mint, sage, espresso and mocha alongside fine but tightly-knit tannins that need time to unwind.
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.