The rather faded hue of this wine indicates some evolution. On the nose, it offers an unusual but intriguing combination of aromas including sweet black fruit, A.1. sauce, thyme and sage. The palate offers ripe red and black cherry accented with notes of espresso and black pepper, but the fruit richness is already fading.
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.