Aromas of toast, oak, cured meats and grilled herb follow over to the austere, astringent palate along with a hint of coconut and oak-driven spice. Lacking fruit richness, it can't stand up to the dominant oak sensations and grainy 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.