The nose isn't very expressive, but subdued aromas of black currant, espresso and a whiff of Mediterranean herbs eventually unfold in the glass. The palate offers dried black fruit, espresso and a pepper note alongside astringent tannins that leave a mouth-drying finish. It's shy on freshness, so drink sooner rather than later.
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.