La Sala Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
Clear riserva-level quality here, with generous, high-quality oak, and ripe, concentrated red and black fruit. The...
A slightly spicy, elegant and substantial Chianti Classico with surprising class and elegance given the price. Tight,...
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La Sala Chianti Classico Riserva 2008, Docg
La Sala uses only Sangiovese for this wine. Aromas suggest black cherry, plum, dried fruit, black licorice and cedar. Dry with abundant tannins around the fresh fruit flavours. There is also some good development showing here, suggesting it is best to enjoy it now until about 2016. Grilled steaks or game meats would work beautifully. (VINTAGES panel, May 2012)
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Classic bouquet of Sangiovese with aromas of plum, sour cherry, black currants, violet, soft leather, cedar and spicy notes. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied, dry, tight package with very good fruit/acid balance and silky tannins. Good tangy finish on this Chianti with sweet/sour berry fruit, light cedar and vanilla flavours lingering. La Sala Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 is made in a more traditional style, feels young at the moment. As with most Italian wines, this is best served with food, a short time in your cellar (1-2 years) and you should be rewarded with a superb wine. Strongly recommended, tasted January 15, 2013.
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