Robust and round, this opens with aromas of dark berry, espresso and ground black pepper. The ripe palate offers mature blackberry, spicy plum and mocha alongside firm, velvety tannins. A note of bitter prune signals the close. It's not very complex but it's savory and calls out for food. Drink through 2016.
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.