This opens with aromas of French wood, toast, coconut and espresso that carry over to the palate along with raw red berry, orange peel and anise. Brisk acidity and fine-grained tannins leave a drying, astringent finish. It lacks the fruit richness to stand up to the oak.
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.