Shardana Valli di Porto Pino 2011
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Santadi, Sardinia
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: September 19, 2017
- Last modified: September 19, 2017
Fragrant, warm spiced and floral, this blend of old vine Carignano (over 100 years old, some pre-phylloxera) and Shiraz from the sandy, southern, wild and rugged tip of Sardinia charms with its alluring and welcoming nose. The full-bodied palate continues the dark florality along with wild blackberry, thorns, scrubby dusky plum and blackberry. The supple, silken, expansive flow is framed with tuggy leathery tannins (reflective of a year in wood), anise and warming black pepper to the drying finish. Drinking well now, especially with roasted pork or fowl.