Aromas that suggest a closed cellar eventually burn off to reveal black and red berries, spice and balsamic herbs. The palate is already evolved, with fading cherry flavors that leave toasted notes in the forefront alongside soft tannins. Overall it lacks intensity and energy.
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.