The colour of the Pian del Ciampolo was semi-dark red, looked a bit bloody, refreshingly transparent, had no discolourations or obvious particle-impact. The overall composition shined with its radiant and fresh qualities.
Right from the start the nose showed precise and lovable Sangiovese fragrances. The fruit of tart dark cherries and cranberries seemed astoundingly clear, fresh, full of finesse, but maybe not that highly elegant. One or two “Tuscan-Framer-Breaking-Wind-Situations” hid behind the close to seductiveness fruit. Don’t be afraid! This slight stinker seemed absolutely adequate and definitely not dominating. Besides all that I sensed additional fragrances of a few dark olives, mild smoke (perhaps plus some smoked ham) and local spices. I have to confess, the nose wasn’t shockingly complex or dense. However, it understood to convince me with its very straight and “flawless” style.
Clarity, lightness, unobtrusiveness, leanness, freshness and finesse might be the correct attributes to describe the taste of the Pian del Ciampolo. The flavour pattern was more or less congruent. Dark cherries, lively cranberries, spice and hints of restrain earthy components. The very well balanced acid and a close to marvelousness dinking condition did the rest. As already mentioned the Pian wasn’t an astoundingly complex or super complicated wine with infinite depth. The composition of introverted or serene fruit, tartness, unstoppable flow, clarity and lightness made this wine to a memorable, pronounced and a very decent working day wine experience with class. Far more Chianti than most Chiantis. Loved it!
This is exceptional. High-toned cherries, forest floor, a little bit of sweet, sweet leather. Perfect traditional Sangiovese, with a touch of age. My lord, I wish I had bought more of these on release.
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