A bit funky, the nose shows notes that suggest animal, farmyard and leather along with aromas of overripe black berries. The fruit has already dried up on the palate however, leaving green coffee bean sensations and astringent tannins that generate a drying, bitter finish. The second bottle was exactly the same.
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.