It opens with aromas of toasted wood, cherry cough medicine, espresso, vanilla, black spices and Mediterranean brush. The muddled palate delivers sweet oak, vanilla extract and caramelized sugar sensations alongside astringent wood tannins. It lacks fruit richness and closes on a bitter, medicinal note.
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.