Underbrush, leather, pressed rose and dark spice aromas lead the nose. The tight full-bodied palate opens with raw sour cherry, pomegranate and star anise alongside assertive tannins but it falls apart quickly, leaving an abrupt lean 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: email@example.com.