2001 Desiderio, Avignonesi
A deep, warm, somewhat mature and yummy nose with notes of ripe plums, licorice, fried herbs and dark chocolate. A very fine warmth. Very, very good.
The taste is round, velvety and lip smacking good with lots of plums, tobacco, hot gravel and nougat. A long finish with silky tannins. A great drinking Merlot for now and the coming 5+ years.
92p (tasted 2021/09)