Date of Tasting: 26 January 2014
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc
Origin: Tuscany, Italy
Appellation: IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica)
Expect to Pay: ~ THB1,500 - THB2,500Web: n.a.
Chubby Score: 90/100
Value for money: 5/10
Professional Rating: WA - 92/100, WS - 92/100, FS - 92/100, CT - 91/100
Appearance: deep and dark garnet/violet
Aroma: ripe cherries and plums with floral and cloves notes and hint of coffee and dark chocolate
Palate: full, big, and rich on the body. Fine tannins. A little sweet dark berries and spices of Merlot characters. A touch of oak and bitter dark chocolate. Long length on the finish.
I don't think it is quite there just yet. The bottle seems to shut itself down though showing some promising characters. Fruits do not just yet exhibit wonderfully. I shall keep the rest for a few more years before another examination.