Chardonnay 2009, TASTED

Dark, yellow with green hue. Excellent notes of vanilla and roasted aroma, candied lemon, hints of apricots and pineapple in the background. On the palate excellent mouthfeel with well balanced character, well integrated oak and good length.

Chardonnay 2009, Falstaff

Leuchtendes Gelbgrün, Silberreflexe. Mit feinem Kräutertouch unterlegte reife gelbe Frucht nach Apfel, Orangenzesten, zartes Karamell, feine nussige Aromen, im Hintergrund rauchige Dörrobstanklänge, etwas Quittenkonfit. Kraftvoll, stoffige gelbe Tropenfrucht, Nuancen von Honig, elegante Textur, gut eingebundene Holznote, extraktsüße Steinobstfrucht im Abgang, mineralischer Nachhall. Ein vielseitiger Speisenbegleiter mit gutem Reifepotenzial.

Chardonnay 2009,

14% alc. 3,170 bottles produced. Chardonnay. One doesn’t expect to find a Chardonnay of this caliber in Tuscany. A harmonious and elegant bouquet, of medium proportions, combining an array of aromas, from lemon pie to pineapple, from vanilla to salty nuances. The palate is dense enough to indicate its southern origins, but its freshness, refined complexity, minerality and amazingly long mid-palate confirm the wine’s high pedigree. Contender for the second cult Tuscan white after Batar? Essential to serve at the right temperature, otherwise alcohol gets in the way.

Chardonnay 2009, FINE Das Weinmagazin

Leuchtendes Gelb. In der Nase Zitrone, Birne und Nektarine, zarte Kräutergewürze. Am Gaumen reifer Apfel, Orangenzesten, etwas Karamell und Quitte. Elegante, cremige Textur, lebendige Säurestruktur, gut eingebundenes Holz, im Abgang Steinobst, delikater mineralischer Ausklang mit leicht salzigen Noten.

Chardonnay 2009,

Was für ein großartiger, enorm druckvoller, komplexer, mineralischer Chardonnay, der am Gaumen nicht mehr aufhört, erst der zweite Jahrgang und schon Weltklasse.

Chardonnay 2009, Wine Enthusiast

This creamy Tuscan Chardonnay shares many characteristics with its distant cousin in California. It shows a decidedly New World style, with aromas of vanilla cream, dried apricot, honey, peach cobbler and crème brûlée. The finish is marked with a spicy toasted-oak intensity.

Tinata 2009, TASTED

Dark, purple core; dark, fruity nose with hints of smoke, pepper, blackberry and plum; quite Syrah like with good density and texture, juicy dark fruit, pepper, clove, cardamom and vanilla. Attractively firm tannin in the background, good freshness and a long, spicy aftertaste. Pleasingly done and promising.

Tinata 2009,

14,5% alc. Syr, Gren. 12,496 bottles produced. Limpid ruby colour. Elegant, lightly perfumed yet intense aromas of flowers, herbs and sweet forest fruit. Typical peppery Syrah spice as well as mineral crushed stone and vanilla nuances come through. Nice freshness. On the palate, this is a muscular wine with layered flavours of cherries, raspberries and blackberries, with velvety texture and coating tannins. Good acidity makes the wine appear lighter than tis 14,5% alcohol and serious proportions. Woody texture and alcohol warmth weighs the finish down, it would be desirable to see a more polished texture. But give it a few years – it is likely to come round.