Coconut, French oak, vanilla and dried sage aromas follow through to the austere, assertive palate alongside firm acidity. Unyielding, close-grained tannins give it an astringent, lean finish. It lacks the fruit richness needed to stand up to the oak.
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.