The 2015 Palazzi is a spectacular wine, truly spectacular. This pure expression of Merlot just pushes all the right gustatory buttons in this warm and exuberant vintage. The bouquet is seamless and generous, yet it is also built tight and heavy like a tank. It exerts power and elegance with effortless abandon. The bouquet peels back to reveal deep layers of black fruit, prune, spice, leather and cured tobacco. The mouthfeel is still a bit raw and astringent, but the quality of the tannins is evident nonetheless. The wine really requires another 5 years or so of bottle aging. 94+/100.
Winespectator.com: 96/100 ! Immediately alluring aromas of ripe black currant and blackberry waft from the glass, framed by spicy oak. Picks up earth, leather and tar notes, layered through the long finish. Balanced and long. Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2035.