Patrimo 2009 - 91 points, Wine Spectator/ This flashy style boasts judicious toasty oak and silky tannins to frame the ripe plum and blackberry confit notes. Hints of smoke, espresso and salted licorice linger in the long finish.Add winemaker's notes
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Patrimo 2009 - 91 points, Wine Spectator/ This flashy style boasts judicious toasty oak and silky tannins to frame the ripe plum and blackberry confit notes. Hints of smoke, espresso and salted licorice linger in the long finish.
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Patrimo 2009 - 94+ points, Wine Advocate/ …an intriguing wine. Over the last few years, Patrimo seems to have become less Merlot-like and more reflective of its origins. Bacon fat, smoke, licorice and incense burst from the glass. Rich and powerful with a huge finish that seems to last forever…
Patrimo 2007 - 93points, Wine Advocate/ The 2007 Patrimo (Merlot) is a huge, opulent wine that exudes darkness and richness in its super-ripe black fruit. ..shows terrific balance through to the multi-dimensional finish. Tar, leather and white flowers add the final shades of complexity.
Bottle of the Week/ This wine immediately reveals its consistency through its very dark ruby red color. The nose is an explosion of blackurrant jam, sweet spices, eucalyptus, vanilla and coffee. Impressive impact on the palate with fine sweet tannins. The aftertaste is again packed with fruit, spices and coffee. A beautifully balanced, eminently quaffable wine. Not devoid of acidity, Patrimo '01 is sure to get better and better.
Patrimo 2009 - 93 points, Wine Enthusiast/ One of the most important expressions of Merlot from southern Italy, Pàtrimo is a soft and decadent wine, boasting an excellent quality of ripe fruit that’s backed by pretty tones of crushed stone, lead pencil and Indian spice. The mouthfeel is rich, generous and long lasting.
/ 2002 Patrimo, Irpinia Rosso - a huge, really-big-deal, international runway model if ever there was one. And only 130 bucks! Seriously, if I wanted to drink a behemoth red in this style, this would be one I'd turn to. Smells like a confectionery store, with tons of Christmas spices, topping an underlying brown and earthy chocolate character that's very appealing. Massive mouthful of wine, pushing the "crushed velvet" metaphor almost to literal reality. Not nimble, not acidic, not elegant - but not awkward or heavy, either. There's probably enough tannin in here to choke a horse, but the multipiled layers of southern fruit cover it up right now. What will time bring? Frankly, I'd be more investment-minded if I had any clue at all.