This opens with aromas that suggest mature plum, black currant, vanilla and menthol. The polished palate delivers dried black cherry, spiced blackberry, cinnamon and tobacco framed in fine-grained tannins that give the finish some grip. A cedar note signals the close. Drink through 2020.
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.