Merlot 1997 Miani
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The blockbuster 1997 Merlot (aged in 100% new oak) is an astonishing example, but from Friuli, it is even more noteworthy. The color is a saturated dark purple. The nose offers an amazing array of jammy black cherry fruit, smoke, berries, and sweet toast. Thick and full-bodied, with a long, nuanced finish, this exuberant, youthful Merlot should be at its peak in 4-5 years, and last until 2010. Kudo's to both Miani and his consulting oenologist, Roberto Cipresso.