87? Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2011
($35) Deep golden-yellow. Peach and orange peel on the nose, along with strong oak notes of coconut and potpourri. Rich, round and silky, with good complexity to the orange, apricot, pear skin, vanilla and sweet spice flavors, but this could use more acidity for better lift. I find that past examples of the Sergio Zenato Lugana were a bit better balanced; I fear that in this vintage, this rich, serious wine is too oaky and does not have the aging capacity for that oak to resolve. (Winebow, Inc., Hoboken, NJ)
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