International Wine Report: 95pts – 2015 Top 100 Wines
This Merlot from the Dominin vineyard is absolutely stunning in 2011. As this slowly unwinds in the glass it releases gorgeous aromas of ripe blackberries and dark cherries followed by spring florals, spices, graphite and tobacco. This structured red is beautifully balanced with a rich plush texture and a gorgeous layer of underlying acidity that lends to the juicy, yet firm finish. This is an exceptional effort that has the potential to age nicely over the next decade and beyond. (Best 2016-2030)
Vinous: 93 pts
Meroi's 2011 Merlot Vigna Dominin shows the dark, full-throttle side of Friulian Merlot. Mocha, bittersweet chocolate, plums, graphite, blackberry jam, grilled herbs and spices are fused together in a sumptuous wine built on pure texture. Ideally, readers should give the 2011 a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to drop off. There is nothing subtle here. This in your face beauty is all about opulence.