90pts Wilfred Wong
The 2020 Emmolo Merlot is satisfying and well-built on the palate. This wine show aromas and flavors of black fruit, sandalwood, and licorice. Try it with a well-seasoned, oven-roasted Porchetta.
This wine is lush and supple on the palate, with expansive, dark berry flavors, a fresh earthiness and smooth, leathery tannins.
The enveloping color of black cherries, this wine unfolds with an array of scents that are both savory and lush—sweet spice and rosemary are layered onto ripe cherries and dried apricot. Earthy notes of tree bark on a dewy morning mingle with a homey hint of sweet dough and cinnamon. Entry on the palate is extravagantly soft, leading into a balance of rich flavors and lively fruit. Juicy cherry carries over from the nose, along with bright pomegranate and the warmth of baking cocoa. The smooth, long finish features the alluring character of spiced mocha.