The colour of 2008 Poggio Ai Merli is a deep, rich purple-red, notable for its vibrancy and luminosity. In its complex aromatic array hints of ripe fruit predominate, with raspberry, sour cherry, blackberry and dried plum. In the background delicious toasty notes of cocoa powder, vanilla, and roast espresso bean appear. The palate impresses with its seductive mouthfeel, velvety texture, and spacious warmth. The tannins are fine-grained and elegant. Its lengthy, well-balanced finish is nicely laced with aromatic fruit.