Heavily oaked, with cedar, mint and lemon-rind aromas. Becomes more integrated with airing, showing ripe red fruit and a dose of chocolate. Plenty of open-grained wood, vanilla and cocoa on the finish. A woody Sangiovese that can handle the bulk of its oak.
A bit dried out and oaky, but a sincere food wine. The nose hints at red berry, but there’s a lot of wood grain, too. A bit sour and leafy, but also clean and crisp, with a firm, tight, real structure.