The 2015 Palazzi is a simply exceptional wine from Tenuta di Trinoro. This 100% Merlot was sourced from about two hectares of vines in the vineyards of Tenaglia Est and Strada Vecchia and spent 8 months in new French oak barrels; 11 months in cement tanks before bottling. The result is a simply fascinating wine which begins to slowly release gorgeous aromas of ripe blackberries, fresh red currants and dark cherries, which are nuanced by spring florals with hints of fresh mushroom, licorice and forest herbs. On the palate this posseses a full body with outstanding overall structure and concentration. It continues to impress with its remarkable balance and focus, as fresh red and black fruits combine with dark chocolate and earth flavors to linger on the finish. The purity is fruit is striking, as this seems to improve with each second in the glass. Powerful, classy and sophisticated, this is one of the finest Merlot's being made in Italy.