This offers aromas of new oak, coconut and a whiff of exotic spice that carry over to the underripe palate along with tart cranberry and an orange zest note. It lacks the fruit richness needed to stand up to the oak while raspy tannins leave an astringent 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.