Stalky underbrush, celery, eucalyptus and oak-driven spice aromas lead the nose. The bracing palate offers raw cherry, licorice, coconut, toast and espresso alongside a backbone of assertive, drying tannins that clench the finish. Let the tannins soften for a few years then drink to capture the remaining fruit.
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.