This opens with aromas of oak, mint, saw dust and lemon zest. The palate offers toasted oak, spice and a hint of dried apricot and citrus. Although it still has vibrant acidity, the fruit is for the most part dried up, giving this a lean but linear character.
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.