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This is a very good Chianti, but I wish I had not opened this one just yet. It is going to improve with a little cellar time.
It's a big red with a full bodied mouthfeel. Very ripe. Nice secondary leather, cigar box notes.
Big acidity making this one very food friendly with red sauces.
I am heading back to the LCBO to buy a few more to put in my cellar.
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This wine is already 6 years old but the color his still very dark, opaque ruby. On the nose, the aromas are dominating by oak characteristics; roasted coffee, leather, smoky, vanilla and concentrated cherry/dark plum. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied (alcohol coming in at 14%), soft texture, concentrated flavours, balance acidity and woodsy tannins. Medium length and a mild dryness on the finish, with a more masculine, intense example of Sangiovese (this wine is 100% Sangiovese).
What I like about Sangiovese is the see saw tug of war between sweet and sour fruit, earthy and floral notes but in my view and for my palate this wine is overripe, over concentrated and over oak. This shows that the obsession with the over use of oak maturation is not limited to the new world wines unfortunately. Tasted on October 16, 2012.
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