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Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate
Region: Sardinia, Italy
Varietal: Other Red Blends
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 115534
The color is a deep, deep purple with ruby reflections indicating concentration, intensity and complexity. Its black cherry notes are ripely confirmed on the nose, where fruit, leather and game are laced with subtle spice. On the palate, lingering aromas of overripe cherries, well integrated oak and spices, soft, smooth texture and layered structure, with a very long finish.
The 2007 Shardana comes across as quite rustic in this vintage. It is a big, powerful wine loaded with dark fruit, earthiness, licorice, tar, smoke and hints of brett. Plenty of rough edges remain, distancing the 2007 from the finer vintages that have been made here. Shardana is 85% Carignano and 15% Syrah aged in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.