Spicy nose, with some mentholated cherries. Tart, medicinal and fairly lean palate, with a few hints of classic dusty cacao powder. This sounds critical, but it's refreshing to drink, tastes like a Chianti, and goes well with food, which is fine in my book for the $22 it cost on release. Wide open texturally (unlike the clenched Rancia), but it hasn't developed much in the way of nuance and I'm not sure it will. I would drink these soonish.
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(Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva) A bright, ruby-to-brick-colored, 100% Sangiovese, this wine delivers aromas of earth, cedar, cigar box, cherry compote, cassis, almond biscotti, salumi, leather, graphite, and sandalwood. The palate is soft and voluptuous, with notes of sour cherry, orange zest, marzipan, and dried leaves. Firm tannins kick in toward the long finish, which is grippy and mouthwatering. Special Report: Chianti Classico
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