Thursday, January 8, 2015

Marchese Antinori - Chianti Classico 2010

Marchese Antinori
Chianti Classico - Riserva
26€(30$) Wine-searcher average price

Very pretty, dark ruby red color.
Aromas are slightly tight at first, but after 18 hours sitting on the table, started to open up. Quite bit of oak, wet wood also and leather. Ripe boysenberries and bluberries. Some herbs: violets, lavender, nutmeg.
The initial attack is very delicious, makes you gravitate for more.. And without being over the top. Smooth on the palate. Nicely concentrated dark berries, almost some sweetnes
Maybe a tad bit too much oak for my taste. Medium to harsh tannins. Leather, earth, chocolate and espresso.
Wine has a really good bite. Quite intense. Also with nice acidity.
Alcohol is well integrated, with 14,00%.
Longish finish with loads of dark chocolate. In general, very chocolaty wine.
Allthoug I like more Traditional styled CC` s, this is very good.

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