Still rather closed, this eventually reveals aromas of roasted coffee bean, white pepper and mature berry. The palate is also subdued, offering dried cherry, espresso and toasted oak alongside astringent wood tannins. Reflecting the forward nature of the vintage, the fruit is starting to dry 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.