Made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this has subtle aromas of black-skinned fruit, graphite and cedar. The dense rather evolved palate offers dried plum, coffee and vanilla alongside bracing tannins. Give the tannins another year or two to soften, then drink and enjoy the remaining freshness.
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.