James Suckling (94)- "Impressively complex nose of stone fruit and citrus, plus a whole bouquet of flowers. Concentrated and very elegant palate with excellent textural complexity. Long, celery-salt finish. Drink or hold."
Wine Advocate (94)- "The Cottanera 2018 Etna Bianco Contrada Calderara is hitting prime drinking right now with perfumed notes of peach and orange peel, backed by candied almond and creamy custard. The Carricante grape is not normally this plush, soft and aromatic, but the Calderara is a special and deeply attractive wine. Some 40% of the total is fermented in oak and the wine is partially aged on the lees. These steps serve to further flesh out the wine's texture and volume. I especially love those glossy notes of latex or natural rubber. The wine is idea for a baked, flaky white fish. The finish shows medium length, but the power of the bouquet makes up for it."
Wine Enthusiast (91)- "Aromas of Spanish broom, yellow peach and wet stone mingle with whiffs of hazelnut. Reflecting the nose, the elegant, vibrant palate offers apricot, Meyer lemon, toasted nut and saline mineral notes framed in bright acidity. "