Toast, licorice, grilled herb and prune aromas lead the nose. The palate shows vanilla, licorice and a confectionary note alongside bracing tannins but the fruit is drying up quickly. It closes on an astringent note of raw sage.
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.