This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot opens with rustic aromas of animal sensations along with prune and white pepper notes. The palate shows overripe black cherry along with bell pepper and vanilla accompanied by massive, astringent tannins and not enough freshness.
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.