2001 Merlot Radikon Review And Tasting Notes
Radikon is a name that evokes unique sensations in the palate of every enthusiast.
The wines of the Radikon winery are monuments, structured, dense wines, but sharp and expressive like the land that gave birth to them: Oslavia.
A small paradise between green hills between Italy and Slovenia, the homeland of the great macerated wines, aka orange wines.
Nature at the service of man or man at the service of the poetry of wine?
Because these wines, after endless macerations, stay in barrels for years and then spend other years in the bottle.
It takes time, a lot of time, and this 2001 Venezia Giulia Merlot IGT had time to rest.
But the result is phenomenal: pure elegance that flows like velvet on the palate.
Already the brick color is splendid.
The dark and black bouquet, with elegant fruit, flowers, cardamom, licorice, and smoky returns.
It is savory and enveloping in the mouth, austere but expressive, without frills or pandering softness.
Savory finish with infinite persistence bringing deep balsamic and balsamic memories to the surface.
Without a doubt, one of the best Italian Merlots, interpreted with respect and great sensitivity.
High cost, around 140 euros, but we are talking about great wine: it is worth it to the last drop.