Toast, dried sage, menthol and a whiff of coconut lead the nose. The raw, extracted palate offers roasted coffee bean, espresso, anise, coconut and hints of dried berry but it lacks fruit richness. Burly, astringent tannins give it a bitter, mouth-puckering 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.