Sangiovese/Merlot Blend * 75cl * 13.5% ABV * Umbria, Italy
It's always special when friends of Taurus make their own wine, and hugely exciting when the wine is really very good, like this one from a single estate in Umbria, Italy. It's a highly successful blend of Sangiovese and Merlot with aromas of cherry bakewell tart and dried rosemary. Soft and smooth on the palate with bluefruit flavours (blueberry and plum predominantly) from the Merlot, balanced with savoury earthy flavours from the Sangiovese. These are followed by a hint of frangipane on the finish. It's unfiltered so don't be alarmed if you find a bit of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, this is totally natural and a ringing endorsement of the artisanal style of this very decent wine.
Drinking well until 2022.