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  1. Vilim Uzicanin

    Vilim Uzicanin

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Community Tasting Notes (14) Avg Score: 92.7 points

  • Color: Ruby core with a slight bricking at the meniscus
    Smell: Earth, cedar, red & black fruits, with a hint of green forest
    Taste: Black berry, blueberry, clove, cacao nibs, and a hint of coffee on the tail end.
    Overall: An outstanding effort to showcase what truly great Tuscan Merlot's can do. Medium+ body, med+ body, med+ tannin, with medium acidity. A wine that has the tannic structure to last another decade + in the cellar with good storage and possibly more. A wine I would gladly buy more of...Outstanding!!

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  • Red dark color , nose of dark fruits, cocoa , pepper , on the palate full bodied , great power but balanced in all the elements, very nice acidity and long finish

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  • Dark ruby. Complex, clean, subtle and elegant nose of ripe plum, blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, potpourri. Spicy and mineral. Great balance and elegance at palate as well, with smooth integrated tannins. Enjoyable, not a "monster"like many other wines from the same grape and the same region. Long scrumptious finish. Finesse and elegance in a Tuscan Merlot that could rival with many great Pomerol.

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  • Not decanted. Took about 1 hour to open in the glass. Balance is a key word here. Dark cherries, plums and some coffee on the nose. In the mouth, nicely balanced with a lot of soft and perfectly integrated tannins. Now, the real question comes to my mind. Is it worth 70 euros and 10 years in my cellar?? Well, there are so many wines in the world that can offer you the very same experience for less than 1/4 of the price and right now. So final conclusion is...
    There are very few Italians that can be cellared for 10 years or so. Buy them when young and drink them within 5-6 years, no matter how expensive they are. Had I drunken it 5-6 years ago, I am pretty sure Galatrona 2001 would have been much better wine. No doubt...

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  • Drank w Lundy with 01 Sassicaia which underperformed like most Italian wine except Massetto.

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