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Cost: $110 US
Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Petit Verdot
Category: Red Wine
Location The Tasting Room, Cayman Islands
Country: Italy
Region: Toscana
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Tolaini
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.

This Merlot dominant wine is impressive now but should be delivering the wow factor in 3 to 5 yrs

Description: Deep bright ruby in colour with an intense nose. This wine features cedar, tobacco leaf, leather, sage, oregano, fennel, white & black pepper, boysenberry and spinach. Medium+ body with high tannin, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Thanks to Mario from The Tasting Room www.caymanboutique.com for suggesting this wine

Interesting Note: Decant for an hour or double decant if you don’t have the time.

Drink now or in the next 10-15 years on its own or pair it with Braised Beef (marinated in Barolo wine and spices).

Tasted: 14 March 2016

Score: 9.5/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18.5/20

Top Pick

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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