Lovely sweet rustic nose, of blood, sous bois, dark dried cherries, and mushrooms that just pulls you into the glass. Lovely palate follows, with some nice subdued cherry notes, earth, some nice acidity and some smooth rounded tannins. This is drinking extremely well. It has been stored perfectly since release, and I would guess this will last a few more years at least. A day later still going strong. A bit more subdued, both on the nose and palate, but the core nose and flavor are still there. The tannins are a bit more subdued. The nose has a bit more blood and less of the sweeter cherry and mushroom notes. The palate is a bit more focused and contained, still that rustic earthiness of an Italian wine. Still some tannic notes on the back end of the finish.
Red brick color with some brownish tones. Complex bouquet as if you walked through a forest and smelled the berries on the way. Medium density and strength on the palate, still fruit present which makes a great combination with the secondary aromas. Quite long and very round aftertaste.
Aged very nicely, perfect to drink now. Don't think this will improve, although opening an hour before drinking is a good idea. So go for it and enjoy this classical and classy Chianti.
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