Aromas of coffee, toast and mature black berry lead the nose. The dense palate offers dried plum, espresso, black pepper and espresso alongside densely packed, astringent tannins. It doesn't have enough fruit richness to support the heat of evident alcohol.
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.