This shows upfront overripe plum and black cherry aromas along with accents of coffee and toasted oak. The palate has plum flavors but shows aggressive tannins and a lack of evident freshness. You'll also detect some green, vegetal notes and astringency.
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.