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Castellare di Castellina Merlot Toscana Poggio Ai Merli 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

100% Merlot that sees 18 months in barrique (2/3’s new) followed by 18 months in bottle. Cocoa, milk chocolate and plum aromas explode from the glass followed by some noticeably woody sweetness and layers of cigar box, green tobacco, red apple, lime peels, and fudge notes. This certainly has some aromatic fireworks and the palate follows them well with a silky and bright feel that supports deep, red plum fruits dusted in bittersweet cocoa tones. The wood is a bit obvious still but well integrated though the cigarbox tones do take control on the finish. The finish is quite long and nice acids keep everything moving along though this has a slightly rustic edge it’s a great success for the vintage. 93pts

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Editorial Reviews for Castellare di Castellina Merlot Toscana Poggio Ai Merli

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 12/04/2009

100% Merlot that sees 18 months in barrique (2/3’s new) followed by 18 months in bottle. Cocoa, milk chocolate and plum aromas explode from the glass followed by some noticeably woody sweetness and layers of cigar box, green tobacco, red apple, lime peels, and fudge notes. This certainly has some aromatic fireworks and the palate follows them well with a silky and bright feel that supports deep, red plum fruits dusted in bittersweet cocoa tones. The wood is a bit obvious still but well integrated though the cigarbox tones do take control on the finish. The finish is quite long and nice acids keep everything moving along though this has a slightly rustic edge it’s a great success for the vintage. 93pts




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