Aromas suggesting nail polish remover, stewed plum, cellar floor and oak lead the nose. The evolved palate reflects the scorching vintage, offering raisin, powdered sage and balsamic notes alongside bracing grainy tannins and the heat of evident alcohol. Drink sooner rather than later.
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.