Aromas of oak extract, menthol and game emerge in the glass. The firm palate offers toasted oak, vanilla and powdered sage but it lacks the fruit richness needed to stand up to the dominant wood sensations. Bracing tannins give it an astringent 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.