Carpineto Chianti Classico 2010

Chianti Chianti
Tuscany, Italy

$19.95 (356048)

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July 21, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Bright. Lively, fresh and pure, with fine red fruit flavour extract accented by earth and resinous spices, as should...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a surprisingly pale, mature Chianti for a 2010. The nose is reserved, with a touch of bandaid/medicinal...

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Community Reviews (2)

Robert Kischuk
Robert Kischuk

Agree with the pros.

The feature that stood out was the slightly bitter tannic turn near the end of the taste.

I imagine this might mellow in a year or two.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

My notes are for the '09, picked up at Marketview wines in Rochester for $13.99. Medium-to medium-light bodied, with pure, vibrant cherry/currant fruit. A bit earthy, with zesty acidity and fine tannin. Oak is virtually invisible. In short, what I expect in a Chianti. A fine authentic Tuscan red at a great price. Wonder why the LCBO can't price it so cheaply (oh yeah, its a monopoly, it doesn't have to be cheap). Tasted Dec 2012.

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