This blend of 70% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot offers faint aromas of menthol, underbrush and a whiff of blue flowers. The menthol note carries over to the palate, along with a hint of anise, but the fruit is completely dried up, leaving an abrupt, 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.