Sunday, March 2, 2014

Elvio Cogno Moscato d'Asti 2012

Date of Tasting: 11 December 2013
Wine Type: Sweet White
Grape Varieties: 100% Moscato
Alcohol: 5%
Origin: Piedmont, Italy
Appellation: DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita)
Expect to Pay: ~ THB600 - THB800
Chubby Score: 90/100
Value for money: 7/10
Professional Rating: n.a.

Appearance: bright straw yellow
Aroma: green apple, lychee, light citrus and white floral
Palate: fine effervescence in light body, exhibit the sweetness of lychee and honey and hint of pineapple, edging acidity and minerality

Elvio Cogno does not only produce tremendous Nebbiolo based wine. Its dessert range of Moscato d'Asti is as well delicious. It is not those complex nor elegant type. At least it presents interesting character with luscious sweetness that can be enjoy largely. As with other Moscato d'Ast, it is meant to be consumed upon released. I find this bottle a really good value one. Fun and delicious. It would pair well with citrus base dessert or even spicy food like Thai food or Chinese food.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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