by Markus Stolz

Gentilini, Cephalonia

byMarkus Stolz
February 24, 2009, 0 Comments

2008 Gentilini Robola, white – Robola of Cephalonia AOC, 100% Robola 15.5
Silver colour. Citrus nose with hints of ananas and peaches. Very explosive in the mouth with a rich and firm structure. AVIN4004959712126
2008 Gentilini Robola Cellar Selection, white – Robola of Cephalonia AOC, 100% Robola 17
Single vineyard selection from vineyard of 800 m altitude. Very pale watery colour. Deep nose of citrus and flowers. Very expressive on the palate. Perfect acidity leads to an excellent finish. Well worth seeeking out. AVIN2398549008884
2008 Gentilini Aspro, white – Tsaoussi, Muscat of Cephalonia, Sauvignon Blanc 15.5
Pale lemon colour. Lots of fresh summerfruits on the nose. Very round on the palate with distinctive fruit flavours of ananas and peaches. Delicious. AVIN0047218863997
2007 Gentilini Red – Agiorgitiko, Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia 14
Deep black cherry colour. Nose of red berries, spices and toast. Medium bodied, red berries on the palate. Pleasant, drink young. AVIN9601227412327
2006 Gentilini Syrah, red – 90% Syrah, 10% Mavrodaphne of Celaphonia not rated
Very dark cherry red. A lot of spices and black berries on the nose, but something is quite volatile. Full bodied, spices and black berries. Very long with lots of oakiness. Something is not quite right so, as the volatile segments from the nose are also apparent on the palate.
2005 Gentilini Syrah Limited, red – 100% Syrah not rated
Only 2 barrels were produced. Deep purple colour. Very good nose, but again I get the same volatile part as with the Syrah 2006. Full bodied, lots of spices and pepper, vanilla, extreme long – a monster. I need to retaste the 2 Syrah wines, as they clearly have great potential, but the bottles served might not have been up to the usual standards.

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About Markus Stolz

Over the last years, I have come to really appreciate Greek wines. There are many grape varieties that exist only in Greece and I have the good fortune of being able to try them all. I wish to share my enthusiasm with wine lovers around the world, who often limit themselves to maybe four red and four white grape varieties for most of their life.