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Nice food friendly Chianti here, but at the price just a tad over-valued. Lots of savoury notes like dried herbs and pencil shavings, mixed with red fruits. Vibrant acidity and firm tannins beg for food. Solid food wine if just a tad over-priced.
Now at or near its peak, this is a lovely and especially food-friendly Chianti, elegant and restrained, perhaps too restrained, yet also juicy and widely appealing. There are complex herb, earth, leather, licorice, and spice notes, but the star is the attractive combination of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and currant, a sweet-sour mix that works really well while reinforced by the darker, richer components. What keeps this from being a 90 is a slight bitterness on the finish as well as a certain lack of depth overall, but it's otherwise a very pleasant wine.
Here's a well made Chianti with super fine tannins, soft cherry vanilla, leather and cedary woodsy notes. This wine is all about subtleties however. It lacks the depth of its modern day rivals. It's an honest wine, and I probably would have rated it a point higher if it was $15.
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