- The Wine
Yet another Merlot blockbuster from Guido Brivio.
A beautiful ruby coloured, perfectly clean and clear wine with wonderful aromas of black fruits and blueberry, caramalised plums, hints of liquorice and a lovely oaked softness from the 12 months in oak. Brivio has a magic ability to create deep reds without any harsh or overly obvious tannins and this is one of those wines. In the mouth the aromas transfer perfectly with a fantastic amount of spice. The softness is tremendous without any trace of flabbiness at all. It is a superb wine. Jancis Robinson refers to Brivio's "Platinum" Merlot as a Pomerol. High, but accurate, praise indeed.
Flo says of the 2012 (Feb 2018): This Swiss merlot is herbaceous and tannic with large red fruit notes, well worth a try!
In Depth:Vinified in the traditional method with a maceration period of 12-14 days at 28- 30°C in stainless-steel tanks. The wine is matured for 12 months in one year-old barriques.
- Additional Information
Product code BRIVIOTOUCHE Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Guido Brivio Serving Suggestion 16–18°C. Style Red, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Merlot Key Features Oaked, Old Vines Winemaking Low Sulphur Country Switzerland Region(s) Ticino Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Barrel (new) Vintages 2012 Last Tasted 21 Feb 2018 1362 vintage: 2012 size: 0.75 stock: 13 available from London Warehouse
product code:  alcohol: 12.8 last checked in: 2018-02-21
size: 0.75 vintage: 2012 stock: 13 available from London Warehouse
product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Merlot alcohol: 12.8 last checked in: 2018-02-21
- Tasting Notes
Tasting NotesColour: Intense and deep ruby. Bouquet: Intense and complex, harmonic, with notes of black fruits such as blueberry and blackberry. Roasted hints that remind of liquorice with light spicy nuances. Palate: Smooth and fruity. Fresh, rich and with a good structure. Tannins of perfect quantity and strength. Balanced, harmonic and persistent at the finish.