This offers aromas of leafy underbrush, toasted oak, menthol, stewed prune and espresso. The oak-driven sensations carry over to the palate, along with raisin, cocoa and a hint of mint but not much fruit richness. Close-grained tannins dry out the finish.
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.