(AG=93) The 2007 Merlot Veronese is a singular wine loaded with considerable charm and no shortage of personality. Layers of mocha, white flowers, French oak and sweet spices add complexity and nuance to the racy, super-ripe dark fruit. Despite its overt, lush personality, the 2007 also has plenty of focus and length. Sansonina's Merlot has come a long way over the last few vintages as the estate seems to be finding its stride. This is a great showing. (JS=92) Aromas of blackberries and black olives. Full body with a solid core of fruit and chewy tannins. Serious length with a fresh finish. This is real merlot. Better in 2014.