This opens with aromas of oak, dried plum, toast, espresso and dark spice. The lean palate offers oak-driven spice and a hint of dried dark-skinned berry, but it doesn't have enough fruit richness to stand up the dominant wood sensations. Astringent tannins give it a palate-drying 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.