Falesco Merlot Lazio IGT Montiano 2010

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2010 Falesco Merlot 750ml

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Merwin Liquors
Minneapolis, MN (910 mi)
USD 15.99
750ml
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Grew on me as I progressed. Read more

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... Read more

richer than most merlots. nice Read more

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Snooth User: freerangeathlete
848143279
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/09/2011

Grew on me as I progressed.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/06/2009

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.


Snooth User: hharbaugh2
38135036
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/12/2010

richer than most merlots. nice

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Umbria Merlot

Snooth User: jasonkauf
32776948
1.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/28/2008

Tasted anonymous and monotone ... nothing really standing out.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/05/2008

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.


Snooth User: Tic
115845245
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 02/22/2009

Love this wine. Rich and full-bodied wine.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 05/15/2009

Tannic, but nice. Dark, acidic but balanced. Big. Dusty. Ager. $40


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External Reviews for Falesco Merlot Lazio IGT Montiano

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/06/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

No question, but this has been the best Italian produced Merlot over the last 3ndash;4 vintages. Falescorsquo;s Umbrian Merlot is ripe and full, scented with new oak, berry and chocolate, and bursting with spicy flavors with a distinctly Italian edge.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

hellip;a sumptuous, thick, juicy, dark ruby/purple-colored wine with terrific fruit intensity and purity (gobs of black cherry, berry, and mocha notes), medium to full body, a silky texture and a lush, heady finish that lasts for more than 30 seconds. This unfined, unfiltered Merlot, made from low yields, can be drunk now because of its succulent personality, but it will age well for 7ndash;8 yearshellip; from one of Italyrsquo;s genius winemakers/oenologists, Riccardo Cotarella.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

This wine emanates from the home estate of Italyrsquo;s oenologist, Riccardo Cotarella. A 100% Merlot aged in French oak and bottled unfiltered, the 1998 Merlot I.G.T. exhibits an impressively saturated ruby/purple color in addition to rich blackberry/cherry notes interspersed with vanillin, tobacco, and spice. It is medium to full-bodied and dense, with great fruit purity and a layered texture. Most New World Merlots of this quality level sell for $50 or more a bottle. Drink it over the next 5ndash;6 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

The opaque purple-colored 2000 Merlot dellrsquo;Umbria spent five months in French oak (30% new and 70% used once). It possesses an opaque purple color as well as a big, thick perfume of chocolate, mocha, blackberries, and cherry liqueur. Medium to full-bodeid and ripe, with low acidity and sweet tannin, this unfined, unfiltered, classy, concentrated red will drink beautifully over the next 4ndash;5 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Another spectacular buy is the 2001 Merlot dellrsquo;Umbria. Aged five months in oak, and bottled with neither fining nor filtration, this dense ruby/purple-colored offering exhibits a big, sweet nose of cigar smoke, mocha, black cherry liqueur, and vanilla. Supple, ripe, and heady, it is a luscious, medium to full-bodied, hedonistic Merlot fruit bomb to drink during its first 4ndash;5 years of life.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

The 2004 Merlot Pesano was aged five months in small barrels prior to being released. Cotarella is a wizard when it comes to Merlot. This deep ruby/purple-hued effort reveals scents of roasted coffee beans, blackberries, spice box, and a hint of white chocolate. Dense, soft, and everything a Merlot should be, it tastes like a Merlot priced 2ndash;3 times higher. Enjoy it over the next several years.


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Ratings & Tags for Falesco Merlot Lazio IGT Montiano

762382 Snooth User: radd
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3.00 5
2009 08/12/2011

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4.50 5
2004 10/28/2008

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2003 12/06/2007

40537 Snooth User: kcovo
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4.00 5
2001 01/17/2008

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2001 06/06/2007

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2001 10/06/2008

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3.50 5
2001 12/06/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

2010 Falesco Merlot 750ml

2010 Falesco Merlot 750ml

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