Aromas of toast, French oak, coconut and a balsamic follow over to the robust palate along with the heat of evident alcohol. Lacking fruit richness, it can't stand up to the dominant oak-driven flavors while close-grained tannins grip the finish.
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.