The 2003 Pecoranera from Tenuta Grillo is a great wine, but there have been talk about another wine from the same producer. So bring forth the cork screw!
2004 Tornasole, Tenuta Grillo
As with the Pecoranera this opens with a bit of funky aromas, but those disappears with air. And then some gorgeous aromas of ripe plums, licorice, warm herbs, bonfire smoke and a touch of strawberry jam emerges. Deep and fine. The fruit is open and yummy.
The taste is big, warm and rather intense with notes of ripe blueberries, licorice, moist earth, meat stock and some smoke. The tannins carries some weight and leaves the mouth dry after the finish. Drinking great now with a grilled steak but could easily be cellared for 6+ years. This 100% Merlot impresses. Another fine wine from this producer.
91p (tasted 2013/04)