I know, I know. I said I don't particularly care for Merlot here, here here, here and here. And I don't like Falesco's Vitiano, but something drew me to Falesco's Merlot Umbria.
Dark purple. The initial nose reminded me of sweaty gym socks... but with some sweetness. This blew off, but the wine didn't really open up. I got some light fruit, but mostly a spice/coffee type nose. Better than the Vitiano, but not as good as some of the Merlot TN's linked above. I don't understand the hype w/ Falesco. I won't buy this again. 84-86 points.