Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano 2006
Editorial Reviews for Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano
Intense moss, oily herb and stone notes at first with a lovely blackberry fruit compote and spice tone that is a touch saline. A touch simple but nicely aromatic. Astringent and feeling a touch extracted in the mouth with good, intense bitter cherry fruit but the tannins are a bit out of balance, they are polished but prominent and give the wine a rather steely feel. Needs some food or 12-18 months to integrate. Deep cocoa and earth nuances help frame the fruit. Drying finish but also nicely spiced. Well made in a minor way. 86pts
I found this to be an interesting if not overly complex wine. The color is a light garnet fading to a brown/orange at the edge. The nose was one of the earth, the scent of moss and stone was there with a subtle little play of vanilla at the very end. There was also a touch of alcohol burn at the end as this is a potent wine coming in at 14% alcohol. Upon taste, there was dark cherry, plum and a bit of spice but these were quickly disapated by the tannins. Not that you were assaulted by the tannins, but I thought they were overly represented as once they hit, there was almost no lingering flavor. Still, I would not hesitate to serve this as a food wine, the typical pairings of a pasta with a strong topping being most welcome.
Great nose. Full big blowsy rich fruit and notes of licorice, spice, a great accompaniment to spicy italian sausage or even mussels, clams and fresh calimari.
External Reviews for Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano
Decades ago, Moris Farms fought hard for their own appellation of Morellino di Scansano. Years later, their commitment to their vines still shines through in every bottle they make. This hearty red is full of dark, round, earthy berries, with a soothing, velvety texture and approachable acidity.