Best Chianti that I have had in a while and far better than last tried 16 months ago. Nice nose of cherry, earth and licorice. Nice balanced palate of sweet and sour cherry, licorice, earth and spice. Light cherry in color and no tannin.
Cherry and licorice with good acidity, some sharp edges and a medium finish. Nice, medium-bodied, elegant, balanced texture. Still plenty of bright fruit, but seems a bit less pronounced than prior bottles. Developing more flavor complexity and losing some juiciness, but not yet done evolving. This will change, but not convinced it is going to improve dramatically. 90-91
medium plum red, darkish inky center, medium clarity, silvery hue Nose: raspberry, plum, white pepper, clove, tar, mustard, vanilla, cola, tannins, oak Pal: raspberry, plum, black pepper, clove, tar, tobacco, mustard, vanilla, touch cola, tannins, oak, touch complex Feel: medium/full Finish: medium/long TC8 (T says could be 9, needs to open and should hold off for a couple of yrs)
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