Quintarelli Amabile del Cere 2006 (375ml)

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(AG=95) Quintarelli's 2003 Amabile del Cer’å is laced with a candied orange peel, cr’åme brul’©e, savory herbs and sweet spices. Round, soft and inviting, the 2003 presents a gorgeous combination of gently oxidative, burnished notes, but with more than enough freshness to continue to drink beautifully for a number of years. It is a shame these wines are produced so infrequently. Amabile del Cer’å is Garganega and Sauvignon from the same fruit that Quintarelli uses for the Bianco Secco, although of course here the grapes are dried prior to being crushed. (RP=95) The 2003 Amabile del Cere is a surprising wine. There is plenty of depth and power, but not any sense of heaviness, despite the torrid vintage. Burnt sugar, orange peel, cinnamon, dried figs and spices blossom in the glass as this gorgeous wine shows off its inimitable personality. This is another marvelous showing from Giuseppe Quintarelli. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.