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Monsanto Bianco Toscano Chardonnay 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This 100% Chardonnay was aged for 6 months in 500 liter tonneaux before being aged for 2 years in bottle. It’s full of integrated toasted almond and vanilla bean notes on the nose that rise above the core of lemon cream fruits. It’s fairly oaky but neither raw nor totally dominant on the nose. On the palate the oak is more noticeable in the creamy character it lend s the mouth feel. This is rich with a fine depth of fruit on the mid-palate which shows notes of pears and peaches with a backing note of wood before showing a hint of orange peel and almond cream on the back end. The acids really snap into place on the finishes giving this a nice fresh finale with a touch of grapefruit pith adding contrast. This is a fine expression of Chardonnay for those wanting a little more freshness in their wine but not yet ready to give up the character of barrel ageing. 89pts

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Region: Italy » Tuscany » Toscano

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Winery: Bianco Wines
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Editorial Reviews for Monsanto Bianco Toscano Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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12/04/2009

This 100% Chardonnay was aged for 6 months in 500 liter tonneaux before being aged for 2 years in bottle. It’s full of integrated toasted almond and vanilla bean notes on the nose that rise above the core of lemon cream fruits. It’s fairly oaky but neither raw nor totally dominant on the nose. On the palate the oak is more noticeable in the creamy character it lend s the mouth feel. This is rich with a fine depth of fruit on the mid-palate which shows notes of pears and peaches with a backing note of wood before showing a hint of orange peel and almond cream on the back end. The acids really snap into place on the finishes giving this a nice fresh finale with a touch of grapefruit pith adding contrast. This is a fine expression of Chardonnay for those wanting a little more freshness in their wine but not yet ready to give up the character of barrel ageing. 89pts




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