Underbrush, toast, oak-driven spice and balsamic aromas lead the nose. The lean bracing palate offers dried cranberry, roasted coffee bean, bitter almond and oak but not much fruit richness. Austere tannins give it 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.