Wine Advocate-Parker : A pure expression of Merlot, the 2014 Maremma Toscana Baffonero (black mustache) is a dark and impenetrable wine with an inky black appearance and a generous load of dry extract. This is an elaborate wine that keeps your attention with each sip and swirl. Sweet cherry is backed by allspice, chocolate, dried blackberry, espresso and toasted nut. The finish is velvety, succulent and supple. The tannins are very soft and mellow. This is a big wine that is only just a hair more streamlined in 2014, although you'd hardly ever notice.