Generally not a Merlot drinker, but when it comes from Italy (bias alert level: maximum) I tend to enjoy it a lot more. Less oak, typically, methinks.
100% Merlot. A deep ruby red colour. An explosion of fruit with an unending range of black fruits, in particular blackberry and blueberry wrapped in a soft veil of vanilla. In the glass the aromatic components evolve towards tobacco, chocolate and a touch of coffee.
The complexity is immediately apparent to the palate with a fullness that remains throughout the tasting. Full, vigorous, fresh and extremely enjoyable.
Price 95 € Score 93/100 MWCH Glasses Via Castellare.it
- 2006 Tenuta Monteti Monteti Toscana IGT (coolclimatewine.wordpress.com)
- Tami Project – Frappato IGT 2011 – Sicily, Italy – So Good Had to Buy Some More (manoavino.com)
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