Castello Di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2008, Docg
This a fairly dark, full flavoured and satisfying Chianti but not at all thick or heavy. It has a ripe nose of black olive, leather, anise and dried currant fruit. There is considerable elegance with just a touch of heat and drying tannin. The length is excellent. Best now to 2016. Score: 90 (David Lawrason, WineAlign.com, Jan 2013)
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A beautiful deep ruby in color, this wine opened up with a sensuous bouquet of cherry, black plum, black currants, sandalwood, leather, vanilla and spices notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, tangy, fine texture, harmonious with fresh acidity and dusty tannins. Great length on the finish with flavours of ripe berry fruit, herbs and spices, cedar notes and very tasty. Castello Di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 strikes a good balance between traditional style and modern style of Chianti Classico, the winemaker really nailed the aromatics, great nose. This wine should keep improving over the next 2-4 years but delicious right now. Strongly recommended, enjoy on March 10, 2013.
Decanted 1.5 hours. Great body, not heavy but not too light. Good tannins still, hopefully this will mellow with age. Had a very earthy scent on the nose which was off-putting, hoping that this too will mellow with a couple years in the cellar.