Monday, July 2, 2012

2009 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico

What Chianti Classico often lacks in wow factor, it normally more than makes up for with its unforced charm and versatility with food. The 2009 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico (how's that for alliteration) is a good example of this.
It's lovely to smell with notes of ripe cherry and flowers. To drink, it offers just a bit more than a medium-bodied frame, with an unexpected generosity and creaminess for a Chianti Classico, before it reverts to type through the back palate with sour cherry, drying tannin, and a lovely hint of bitterness. It drank increasingly well over 3 days, and while it’s good to go now with some time in the decanter, I’d suggest it will be at its best in another 3-4 years. Lovely wine. 3.5 Stars +


ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Drink: 2012-2020


1 comment:

Red said...

Drinking beautifully now. Beautiful cherry fruit within a medium bodied, savoury frame.

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