This shows the aggressively tannic structure that makes the Sagrantino grape such a challenge for winemakers. It opens with aromas of black fruit, underbrush and toasted oak. The palate delivers flavors of blackberry, espresso, oak and tobacco leaf alongside brash tannins that will need years to tame.
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.