Carpineto Chianti Classico 2010

Chianti Classico (Sangiovese) Chianti Classico (Sangiovese)
Tuscany, Italy

$19.95 (356048)

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July 21, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
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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
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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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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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Robert Kischuk
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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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