This Syrah opens with aromas of black fruit, earth, coffee bean and oak. The palate shows lots of oak, along with blackberry, black pepper, espresso and vanilla that are restrained by astringent wood tannins. While the tannins need years to come around, the fruit is already drying up.
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.