This wine starts off with aromas of dark fruit, mint and toasted oak. The palate shows lots of toasted wood flavors in the form of coffee and vanilla, as well as plum and bitter cherry fruits. Still quite tannic now, so drink after 2015, but don't cellar it for much longer than that.
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.