I have to say, if you are only considering more modern-styled Chiantis, this is one of the finest I have had. Beautiful and evolved flavors of cherry, leather, cedar, earthiness, and kitchen spice round out a fine medium-bodied example of Chianti. Again, not for the traditionally-styled crowd, but if your palate is open then this is drinking quite well right now. For $20/750mL, impressive.
Opened this on Turkey Day. Very light tannins, and light bodied. Smooth and simple, with not very strong tastes coming forward. Rather unimpressed, and this bottle was barely touched.
The second day this wine really opened up. Lots of secondary characteristics came out, including earth, ceder, and spices. The fruit was fine, and the body still rather enjoyable. But a much better, more interesting wine. 1st day, 82-83 pts. 2nd day 87-88 points
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