This barrique-aged, late harvest Vermentino is dominated by new oak and lacks the fruit richness to support the evident wood sensations. It offers oak, butterscotch, vanilla and coffee bean notes that carry through to the palate alongside forward honey flavors. You'll also easily detect the 15% alcohol on this.
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.