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I liked this quite a bit. Nose is a bit tight but there a hint of some complexity in there. Medium-full body, great balance of sweet and savoury: Dense fruit, some earthy/leathery/mushroomy flavours, anise, herbs (bay leaf?). Moderate tannin, good sour finish. An easy drinking but fairy complex and very well balanced wine. For my tastes, a perfect all-purpose, all-rounder.
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Authentic Chianti Classico and better. Going Riserva truly makes a difference. Decant 30 to 60 minutes for optimal enjoyment but not much more than that. Tasted May 2014.
Dry intense and structured. walnut, mahogany, cherry-chestnut flavours. Light-medium bodied and relatively high in acid...like most Chianti Classico wines.
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I wanted to like this wine - a Chianti Classico Riserva for $20, sounds great, no? But I never quite warmed up to it. The flavours hint at Sangiovese but seem a touch muddled and not all together cohesive. Has some firm tannin and high acidity (not out of place in Chiants, of course). A good wine, just left me a bit cold. Tasted March 2014.