on Jan 16, 2009
Let me preface this note by saying that I was in Chianti with my
dad in November 2006 shortly after harvest so I have a tough time
bagging on any wine from that vintage / area. With that said this is
actually a pretty stellar wine from top to bottom. It boasts a real
savory component on the nose with some dried plum, anise, and sage.
Some meaty / gammy character as well with light salt-water. This is so
clearly Italian (in a good way) - It shows what Chianti is all about
when produced in a fashion wherein the Sangiovese grape can express itself without
being over-dressed to mimic a more 'modern' wine, which it's not. This
should age well, but it's so nice right now - Why wait?
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