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Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine & Spirits
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 99245
Messorio is widely considered to be one of Bolgheri's, if not Italy's, most outstanding renditions of pure Merlot. Intense ruby red with violet notes, tremendous ripe berry fruit on the nose with hints of pepper, spice, vanilla and voluptuous in body, with jammy red fruit exotic innuendoes, and smooth tannins
Offers fresh herbs and berries on the nose, with hints of coffee and vanilla. Full-bodied, soft and fruity, with a green olive undertone and lots of new wood. Builds on the palate. Tannic. Merlot.
Initially somewhat restrained, the 2005 Messorio opens up with time in the glass, showing an array of dark fruit, plums, licorice and truffles, with sweet, silky-textured tannins. Even though this is a somewhat slender Messorio in relative terms, it has all the qualities of first-class Merlot.
Big and savory, with strong aromas of olives and spice, this wine grows more opulent with air, combining fig and crushed blueberries with the tannins edging toward overripeness. It should become more complex with time, or decant now.