"AltaCima tasting notes - 17 th May 2006
London International Wine & Spirit fare
Derek Smedley MW & Co-Chairman International Wine Challenge"

2005 AltaCima Chardonnay Premium  -  89

The melon and greengage fruit is fragrant and dominates the oak. The sweetness of the weight of fruit on the palate is balanced by the acidity which shows
towards the back. Very powerful flavours of melon, lime and greengage come
through on the finish.

2003 AltaCima 6.330 Premium Reserve - 93
(Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Shiraz/Petit Verdot)

Lots of interest on the nose, the cassis and bilberry mingle with black
pepper and there is just a hint of green pepper. Ripeness on the palate
with a mass of fleshy fruit, rounded supple tannins wrapped in a complex
mix of flavours. A big mouthful of ripe fruit with lots of interest.


Derek Smedley MW

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