Wine tasting note: 2002 Montechiari Merlot Toscana IGT

2002 Montechiari Merlot Toscana IGT

31st May 2003 Colline Lucchesi & Montecarlo Table Red

[Barrel sample]
Deep, even purple/red.
Mute with some hints of concentrated, creamy berry fruit, spicy wood, warm alcohol and a touch of green - very promising.
Full bodied with juicy, concentrated cassis/redcurrant fruit overlaid with a rich layer of charcoal and oak. Nicely balanced acids with a lactic tang and a good, mouthcoating finish. Will be a star.

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