This opens with aromas of raw oak and espresso. The bracing, somewhat muddled palate offers sour red cherry, coconut, dried sage and a dusting of mocha alongside a marked metallic—almost chemical—note. Raspy tannins produce a mouth 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.