2015 Planeta Noto Santa Cecilia
Cépage: Nero d'Avola (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 94+ (RP); 93 (JS)
" This is one of Sicily's iconic red wines. The 2015 Noto Santa Cecilia shows a new change of clothes with this vintage. I was immediately struck by the direct and chiseled quality of the bouquet that makes a break from some of the heavier and more extracted aromas of the past. The aromas are bright and buoyant with ruby cherry followed by crème de cassis and dried cranberry. I love the way those perfumes caress and embrace the senses. The mouthfeel is perhaps less impactful in terms of length. It does show elegantly integrated tannins and fresh acidity, but I wish it lasted longer. This new and beautiful vintage of Santa Cecilia opens a new chapter, and I can't wait to try future releases."
Monica Larner (RP) - 12/18