There's lots of evident oak in this wine with its aromas of toasted oak, vanilla, black plum plus a buttery accent. The palate is also oak-driven, delivering oak extract, coffee, vanilla and ripe black berry alongside drying wood tannins.
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.