Tenuta dell' Ornellaia  Masseto

Varietal: Merlot


Region: Tuscany, Italty
Vintage Tasted: 2006
Parings: Red Meat, Dried Sausage


FatGuys Rating: Five-Fish
Tasting Notes:
Simply…this is a brilliant Merlot!   Garnet in color.  This  medium body red has a nose of plum, berry, cherry and an earthiness some would describe as wild mushroom.  On the palate plum, chocolate, vanilla over shadow just a hint of spice/heat from undertones of white pepper.  Well integrate tannins supported by just enough acidity allow for a brightness which is second to none.  A beautifully smooth finish that last long enough to be memorable and yields you wanting more.