Spiced plum, stalky underbrush, coconut and French oak aromas lead the way. The ripe palate doles out dried cherry, licorice, espresso and tobacco framed in firm close-grained tannins. You'll also notice the warmth of alcohol on the rather astringent finish.
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.