This opens with aromas of wood shop, toast, blue flower and spearmint. The lean palate offers toasted oak, dried blackberry and a whiff of clove alongside angular, astringent tannins that dry out the 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.