Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fontodi - Chianti Classico 2010

Chianti Classico
23€(27$) Wine-searcher average price

Back in the days, Chianti Classico was very close of being my favorite wine style / region in the world. At one time it was almost the only red wine I drinked. Ok, that was only a brief period of mania, but still I return to it on a regular basis; it`s always nice to visit an old friend. It also doesn`t hurt that, at their best, they can be absolut world class wines, but still somehow manages to be reasonably priced, and almost always, they are fantastic with food.

The bouqet is massive, full of ripe dark berries, bit of oakiness, wet hay, vanilla, hint of honey(strange?), some inkiness.
Palate is covered with strawberries, semi-ripe blueberries, spices, and hints of chocolate.
Intense mouthfeel, nervous accidity, strong but quite smooth tannins. Very nice, firm structure, wine has a good bite at the end, but still is not overpowering the fruit.
Theres lot`s of fresh minerality floating in the background, which gives the wine some extra depth and structure. Medium to long after taste, with chocolate, spices and minerality. Slightly warming, but alcohol is well integrated. Definitely one of my favorite "basic Chianti Classico`s." Simply awesome!

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