This wine is fragrant and forward, with aromas of violet, black fruit, incense and oak. The palate reveals plum and black cherry flavors layered with wood-driven sensations of chocolate, espresso, vanilla and toast. While this has ripe fruit and is smoothly polished, it's also fairly straightforward.
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.