The nose on this isn't very expressive but eventually reveals notes of red berry, baking spice and a whiff of grilled herb. The palate is raw and tannic, offering unripe sour cherry, young sage and ground pepper but it lacks fruit richness. Bracing tannins dry out the mouth.
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.