Aromas of chopped herb, exotic spice, menthol and a whiff of toast lead the nose. Compacted and austere, the lean bracing palate shows raw cranberry, pomegranate and licorice while firm acidity and grainy, astringent tannins provide the taut framework.
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.