“Sangiovese-Flight”, in August 2014 (non-blind), Wine 1. The wine was medium to dark ruby in colour and offered cherry, some chocolate, some coffee, leather, tobacco, mushroom and earthy notes on the nose. On the palate the wine showed cherry, coffee, a hint of cocoa, leather, some tobacco, mushroom, tea and earthy notes, paired with medium-plus acidity, medium-plus drying tannin and very good length. A medium-bodied Chianti with average complexity and concentration. It seemed sweeter and more developed, less structured and less long-lived than the 2008. Drink now.
On the nose dried cherries, a little spice but nose is kind of tight. Light tannins, smoke, and red fruits. Dryness on the back end. Needs to open a bit. Think it would be better if decanted for some time.
Intense dark purple that leaves me thinking this might be the darkest chianti I've tasted. Minerality, leather and young sapling vanilla on the nose. Sour black cherry palate with good acidity. The mouth feel is a little thin and the finish is brief with a menthol element. OK but inferior to some of the other vintages tasted. 5+12+15+7=89
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