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2001 Toscana IGT Masseto, Tuscany, Italy

Very compact, intense and concentrated, very ripe dark fruit, cherries, berries, plums, alcohol, dried berries, sweet leathery notes, some minerals and chocolate. Incredibly concentrated and juicy, tremendous body, huge amounts of very fine tannins, lovely acidity, almost racy on the palate, enormous depth, high in alcohol, becomes more juicy with aeration, fantastic structure, very clearly defined in spite of the full body, still completely undeveloped, very long finish. Needs a lot of time to mature, will probably only show its true potential in six to eight years.

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Last reviewed: 1 October, 2004
Type: Rotwein(Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Variety: Merlot
Registration number: MA50485

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