Marchesi Antinori Franciacorta Cuvée Royale

78% Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Blanc. All steel.

Sweet apple purée on opening, with some pretty raspberry tart and dried peach. It does move up a gear, though, with chocolate croissants and charred clementines completing an alluring, swish kind of nose. It hits with a little fruity paunch up front, with candied fruits and peachy sweetness coloured with smoky charred citrus marmalade. A one act show, but it’s a good one. 16.5

 

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