Clean nose of tart red cherry, black cherry, raspberry, black plum and subtle oak spice. The palate is dry, with predominantly ripe red fruit and some savory, dried herbs on the finish. The acidity is medium (+), the tannins are medium to medium (+), as is the alcohol (13.5%). This wine is very well balanced and its components are integrated harmoniously. This is a very approachable, food-friendly, medium (+) bodied yet lithe wine. It is drinking beautifully now, but it certainly could hold up well for another couple of years. WS90.
Poured a couple glasses out to breathe. Pretty dark ruby color. 100% Sangiovese with mostly 2nd & 3rd use French oak. A good combination of spicy aromatics & bright red fruit with a pleasant acid/tannin balance. Medium bodied with an elegance on the palate. The spiciness which was more apparent on the nose gives way to a darker tart cherry flavor as it opens up. Just enough grip on the palate elevates the fruitiness here.
We enjoyed this with a carmelized garlic & Parmesan quiche which is something I would normally grab a high acid white to pair with. The fruity nature of this was a great match with the nutty garlic & there was more than enough acid to cut the richness of the pie. Very good Chianti.
Une valeur sûre en Chianti. Ce 2010 se présente avec un nez bien mûr sur les cerises, le cola et la réglisse. La bouche est ronde, sans rien qui accroche. Peut-être un brin sur-mûri, il m'a parût manquer un peu d'acidité et de ce fait sembler moins tonique que dans d'autres millésimes. Très bon malgré tout, mais possiblement à boire assez rapidement.
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