Aromas of French oak, vanilla, coconut and a funky trace of barnyard dominate the nose. The muddled, rather rustic palate shows overripe black cherry, glazed plum, game, sweet and sour sauce and a note of bitter walnut. Dusty tannins give it a drying, fleeting 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.