This opens with subdued aromas suggesting underbrush, camphor, oak and a whiff of cured meat. The palate is a bit muddled and rather diluted, offering hints of sour cherry, salt and espresso alongside dusty, somewhat fleeting tannins that leave a mouth-drying 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.