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Grew on me as I progressed.
This wine should come with a bare-bones label that says "Italian Dry Red Wine". It is unmistakingly Italian and really has no other profile. Almost zero fruit. Could help from cellaring but at this price point I think it's just generic vino.
richer than most merlots. nice
Tasted anonymous and monotone ... nothing really standing out.
A steal for $12. Aromas of coffee and bacon fat. Flavors of cherry, blackberry, and freshly roasted coffee beans with a smoky finish. Great job, very distinctive.
Love this wine. Rich and full-bodied wine.
Tannic, but nice. Dark, acidic but balanced. Big. Dusty. Ager. $40
External Reviews for Falesco Merlot Lazio IGT Montiano
Deep ruby-red in color with sensual aromas of blackberry, tobacco and vanilla, which carry through on the palate into a lingering finish. Full-bodied and velvety.
Lovely black fruit emerges on the nose, complemented by notes of pencil lead, saddle leather, toasted herbs and a touch of cedar. The tannins are prominent and firm, offering density that marries beautifully with the supple texture and dark fruit on... Alex Shaw. A Merlot wine from Umbria in Italy. 2009 Falesco Merlot dell'Umbria IGT 750ml
The 2009 Merlot is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted from Falesco. It is a decidedly firm, vibrant Merlot that stands in stark contrast to the super-ripe, obvious Vitiano Rosso. Here the fruit is wonderfully precise and elegant. Jammy blueberries, blackberries, cinnamon, leather and crushed rocks are woven into a beautiful fabric. The French oak is layered very nicely, adding depth and flavor, but never overpowering the wine. This is impressive juice from proprietor Riccardo Cotarella. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017.
The stylish 2006 Merlot reveals super-ripe dark fruit, chocolate, cassis, and blackberries on a warm, ample frame, showing notable intensity as well as vitality on the palate. It is another incredible value from Riccardo Cotarella. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2010.
An extremely intense, amazing bargain, the 2005 Merlot Pesano (100% Merlot aged 5-6 months in barrel) exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue, and fleshy, concentrated, black cherry, cassis, smoke, herb, and mocha aromas and flavors. This medium-bodied, concentrated, unbelievably low-priced red is too good to be true. It should be drunk within 2-3 years of release. Kudos to Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella for continuing to deliver remarkable wines at these prices.
A dense Merlot, with ripe black cherry, black olive and lots of charred oak character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a firm, oaky, minerally finish. Best after 2006.
With fewer bright lights than neighboring Tuscany, Umbria's wine production has centered around the ubiquitous Trebbiano grape. Falseco showcases the potential for Umbrian reds with this youthful Merlot. Dark, opaque garnet color with anise and slightly disguised mushroom aromas waft beneath rich cassis and crushed blackberries. Chewy, well-spiced fruit with excellent length on the finish. In a blind tasting I would have guessed a 2000 Pomerol. Well-structured and cellar worthy; fully appreciate its complex aroma and rich palate after one hour of decanting. Serve with Moroccan lamb, black figs and cous cous steamed in a rich stock.
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