Earthy aromas of leather, game, meat juices and mature black-skinned fruit lead the nose on this hefty wine. The palate offers sawdust, licorice, prune and espresso but not enough fruit richness to support the oak. Fleeting but astringent tannins leave a bitter 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.