This wine is dense, dark purple with aromas of ripe berries, currant and cedar, followed by spicy notes of licorice and vanilla. It is full-bodied and soft with well balanced acidity.
Serve with hearty pasta dishes, roasted and grilled meats and medium-aged and hard cheeses.
"The 2009 Brentino, 55% Merlot/45% Cabernet Sauvignon is a great introduction to Fausto Maculan’s wines, not to mention the 2009 is flat-out striking. Dark cherries, plums, tobacco and sweet spices are just some of the notes that emerge from this beautifully delineated, supple wine. Floral notes add freshness and lift on the finish. The 2009 is a stunning wine for the money. Anticipated maturity:2012-2019."
The Wine Advocate