Funky aromas soon burn off to reveal oak, coffee, espresso and vanilla sensations. The palate also shows a heavy wood influence, displaying oak extract and vanilla alongside plum and black cherry. It finishes on an astringent note of drying tannins.
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.