This wine reflects the difficult nature of the 2009 vintage. The nose and the palate show evident oak, roasted coffee beans, chocolate and just a hint of prune, and it has aggressive, astringent tannins. As the palate lacks fruit flavor and richness, I don't see this aging well.
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.