This is a really flavourful wine full of espresso, cherries and chocolate.
A mid Ruby colour.
Planeta Merlots, in good years, are fantastic wines. The 2005 vintage is the best for 10 years so if you've never tried a Planeta Merlot you will be getting the best expression of this wine currently available.
2005 Planeta Merlot is a blockbuster effort from Sicily's most famous producer. Sicily's best vintage in 10 years makes this a bargain buy. Top quality. Delicious wine to... MORE INFO
The palate is all grapes, berries and chocolate. The wine is full bodied yet is soft and smooth in the mouth. An aftertaste of 30 seconds+ of fruits and chocolate. Excellent flavours.
Ruby red with violet undertones.
Close to perfection, give this wine until 2010 for its best possible expression. The wine is simply stunning now, so the temptation might prove too much. In this price range this is one of the finest wines we carry.
Exciting wine from Sicily's famous Planeta producer. Lovely chocolate and berries taste, long finish and a well deserved 93 points. MORE INFO
TCD Score: 93/100
93 is a deserved score for what we consider to be the best Syrah Planeta have produced and, we feel, one of the best Syrah of Italy in 2006.
Full boded with lots of citrus fruits, buttery with a really ripe aftertaste. Consistently the best Chardonnays of Italy comes from Planeta. Sicily in a bottle.
Golden yellow with bright greenish hue.
The 2006 vintage scores 4/5 in Sicily. This wine is the best Chardonnay in Italy. The Planeta Chardonnay should be drunk young and will be at its finest expression between now and the end of 2009.
Golden yellow in the glass, exceptionally strong colour for a white. The nose is giving sweet aromas of apples, caramel and honey, a really polished nose. The palate is... MORE INFO
TCD Score: 92/100
92 - Another classic Chardonnay from Planeta it is a classic example of a beautifully balanced Chardonnay with perfect acidity. The wine is rich in Citrus fruits and drinks beautifully with a long clean finish. Highly Recommended.
Planeta is the biggest winary in Sicily and produces some very high quality wines that are very popular within Italy itself. Planeta is a commercial winery whose bottle labeling, advertising, and PR events are very 21st century and attracts a younger kind of drinker. That said, wine experts also praise the vineyards and, for the price, some of the wines are exceptional value and many score highly with the critics gaining 90+ points with Parker and WineSpectator. The wines come from four seperate areas of Sicily. The Buonivini vineyard in Noto produces the Nero d'Avola and Moscato di Noto and has been in operation since 2003. The Ulmo vineyard in Sambuca di Sicilia is the original vineyard of Planeta and from here they produce the Chardonnay and Fiano. The Dispensa vineyard in Menfi is the home of the Planeta family and produces the Merlot, Syrah and Burdese. The Dorilli vineyard in Vittoria is home to the company's Cerasuolo.
Sambuca di Sicilia (AG), Menfi (AG), Vittoria (RG)
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