Antinori Cervaro della Sala 2006

I suspect there is something deeply unfashionable about liking very much a chardonnay, from Italy, that tasted not unlike a Penfolds Yattarna at its best. It does have 15% grechetto in it, if that helps.

Wow is this a good chardonnay. Golden in colour, it has a medium to pronounced intensity fragrance of oak, nuts, honey and a yeast autolysis character. Outstandingly good length on the palate suits this rich, extravagant wine. 95 points.

Abv: 13%
Price: around $100
Tasted: November 2011
Umbria IGT
November 10, 2011

Featured post

IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

Held in Sydney by the Institute of Masters of Wine on the weekend, this was …

Popular Posts

Mission Hill Family Estate Compendium Okanagan Valley 2014

Mission Hill have fashioned an outstanding cabernet blend here from the Okan…

Exclusive/small production winery mailing lists

Well executed mailing lists provide benefits to consumer and winery alike.  …

La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet Haut-Médoc 2000

From the very good 2000 vintage in Bordeaux, La Demoiselle is the second win…