San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva 2007 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
San Felice is one of great classic estates of Tuscany. This vintage is advancing with some mature leathery, rubbery...
Firm, dry, dusty, with little fruit left to speak of, just astringent tannins and savoury, dried herbal character -...
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This needed lots of decanting to open up.
Initial tight, closed nose opened up to an almost Northern Rhone Syrah-like complexity.
On the nose: Slightly volatile at first. Mellowed to an earthy complexity with a definite touch of barnyard. Maybe a bit "bretty". Complex and old-world.
Medium-full bodied with dense flavours of black cherries, herbs and some licorice. Smooth leathery tannins. Very much an old-school savoury wine.
I'd say drink it now before it dries out further.
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Bright red fruit (think red currants, sour cherries), with earthy and leathery notes....in short, very Sangiovese. Not a big wine (nor should it be), but true to its Tuscan heritage. Bery enjoyable now, but some tannin on the finish suggest either a decant now or holding another year or two. Has the stuffing to last another five years. Purchased south of the border for $18, a full $9 less than Vintages. 'Nuff said. Tasted July 2012.
After some decanting (about a half hour or so), this wine opens up with a nose of licorice, leather, and some plum notes. On the palate, this wine is earthy with silky tannins. Mid-weight with a long finish. Pair it with a hearty pasta and enjoy!
Tasted August 2012.
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