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IN VIOLAS CORTONA MERLOT 2017 DOC Cortona
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer POLIZIANO
NEW in Vintages. Here is a hefty, rather full bodied, youthful, Tuscan Merlot that offers lots of complexity and promise. It has a extremely deep intense purple colour and rich, ripe, expansive nose that is loaded with warm - faintly baked - ripe Damson plums along with gently savoury, complex, cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, intense, complex, mouthfilling, maturing, ripe, plum fruit with a lingering, fairly high acid, bright, still slightly grippy, sandalwood-cedar finish that goes on and on. Nice ripe tannins, itís quite great now and will improve over the next five years. This 100% Merlot which was aged for 16-18 months in French oak barrels has 15% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L19162 on the back label. CSPC 22794
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***(92 points)
Rich, Pripe, Complex, Solid, Cedary
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: A wonderful merlot with ripe-fruit, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Full body, deep and rich fruit, ripe tannins and a rich, chewy finish. Fun to taste now, but better in two or three years when the tannins soften and come together. Big jump in quality. Drink after 2022 [through 2030+ or decant for one hour and enjoy tonight]. Score - 94 (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 10, 2020) Price $ 32.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 5, 2022
Cases bought 199 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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