Castello Di Radda Guss Toscana 2011
Deep dark red with the slightest of bricking on the edges. The nose is ultra inviting with ripe, juicy fruit vanillin oak and a gamey, meaty allure. It’s soft and velvety on entry to the palate with oodles of creamy vanillin oak, hot peppery spices, cherries, cigar box, tobacco, chocolate and liquorice and pillowy tannins that become more assertive on the finish. This full-bodied red made from 100% Merlot is really quite spectacular but does need time. 15% alc.