Friday, March 18, 2011

Castagna 2008 Releases

Unfortunately, this is going to be a brief post, as I did not take any notes during this fabulous Castagna dinner. The 2008 Castagnia 'La Chiave' Sangiovese and the 2008 Castagnia 'Genesis' Shiraz are outstanding wines and show Julian Castagnia at his best. Julian has been a keen biodynamic farmer and advocate for quite some time and the wines reflect this.

Castagna's La Chiave is Australia's best Sangiovese, and the 2008 an excellent example. The wine is lively, shows beautiful pure cherry fruit which matches the acidity seemlessly. Very elegant, full flavoured, yet easy to drink.

Score: 96/+++

The 2008 Genesis is also brilliant. It has fresh cherry and plum flavours, with excellent mouthfeel. This is quite a big wine, but not heavy.

Score: 94/+++

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