Subdued aromas of underbrush, celery, truffle and a whiff of used leather set the tone. The aromas carry over to the dense, evolved palate along with dried blackberry, prune and evident alcohol. Raspy, fleeting tannins dry out the finish.
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.