Aromas of oak, roasted coffee bean and chocolate-covered cherry lead the nose and carry on to the palate along with notes of vanilla and toast. It doesn't have enough fruit richness to stand up to the abrasive, astringent tannins that dry out the mouth.
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.