From Angelo Gaja's Maremma winery. This is a blend of Merlot (55%), Syrah (35%) and Sangiovese (10%). The three varieties are fermented separately and then later blended in the January or February following the harvest. It has spent 18 months in new and slightly old oak. This was bottled with a screwcap.
Aroma : oak, coffee, burnt toast
Colour : Raspberry / Plum
Taste : Smooth, integrated almost non-existant oak, red fruits, coffee, some vanilla, liquorice, normal concentration. As it warmed up, the oak became more apparent and the finish a bit drying.
Alcohol : 13.5%
Mark : B