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2008 Avignonesi Desiderio

Merlot

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Cortona
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Barolo Raymond wrote: 91 points

    December 12, 2019 - A massive and powerful Merlot. No detailed notes taken.
    Decant for 60 min; dark ruby with some brown hue. Closed dusty nose of leather, oak, black fruit. Dry, medium acidity, high powerful tannin, medium(+) alcohol and overfull body. Fruit is somewhat depressed/not showing, cedar, earth tobacco flavors, some spice. Long dry finish which became more integrated as time passed.
    At least 5 yr more cellaring potential.

  • Schorschi wrote: 92 points

    January 27, 2019 - Jetzt perfekt trinkbar, besser wird er nicht mehr.

  • portman63 wrote: flawed

    November 9, 2018 - I marked as defective and didn't score, but only in that seemed like it was literally the bottom of the barrel. It had much more sediment than I've ever seen on a bottle like this or of this age. It didn't taste flawed if filtered, but simply like the dregs. I had another bottle a few weeks ago and it was solid if not overly memorable or complex with decent fruit, but international in style as one would expect for a Merlot from Italy. Just wanted to share since this doesn't happen too often even with unfiltered wines.

  • Zweder wrote: 92 points

    June 15, 2015 - Weekly tasting group #171; Italy (@ BD): Beautiful bouquet with some subtlety. Cherries, violets, some earth, oak and pleasant barnyard. On the palate cherries and red forest fruits, some herbs and spices, some oak, medium plus acidity and mild tannin and bitterness. A very good and elegant wine. Very early maturity now and it will improve over the next 2+ years.

  • Rezy13 wrote:

    November 1, 2014 - Old World Blind Tasting >$25 (Bin 75): Dark crimson core with medium + extraction, larger crimson rim; mushroom, dusty, dried red cherry, roses, sandalwood, Slavonian oak; med+ body, spicy, cedar, menthol, medicinal, some alcohol on finish; good, still very young.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163 (link)

    (Avignonesi Merlot Desiderio Cortona) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Avignonesi
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation Desiderio
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Cortona
  • UPC Codes 748789700086, 8015479061089

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 128 (34%)
  • Consumed 250 (66%)

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