Decanted for nearly four hours.
Cornmeal crust pizza w/ our fresh ingredients over a feta cheese, spinach & tomato base w/ a good 10 year old plus Chianti Classico, I’m all in!
This has a beautiful, round, lush body w/ early, nice integration on the beginning drinking window. Sweet & slightly sour black cherries, blackberries, plum, blueberries mix of boysenberries & raspberries, dark melted chocolate, mocha powder, well crafted baking spices, leather, mix of fresh & dark tobacco, dry, crushed limestone, dark spice, black olive, expresso notes, mid cola, black licorice, dry twigs, dry herbs, incense, touch of grilled meats, dark, rich forest floor w/ dry leaves, moist, grey clay, candied florals that are fresh to slightly withering & dark, purple, blue with excellent acidity, excellent balance & length and a rich polished finish that settles on volcanics & dry earthiness.
Really enjoying the 10 vintage. — 12 days ago
W/spaghetti carbonara at bar Italia nyc- opens up very nicely — 3 days ago
More notes next bottle. Red bricking at the edge. Sour red cherry. Nice aromatics. Good weight. Medium acidity. The super drying grainy tannins, at this time, renders it off balance. But this is an unbelievable value. More notes with more bottles to follow.
92+ points — 2 days ago
Popped and poured. Dark ruby in color with hardly a visual sign of age other than some sediment in the bottle. On the nose, there’s a ton of leather and mothballed wardrobe…like stepping into an old haberdashery. Dark tart cherry fruit, mushrooms and earth. The acid has done a very fine job keeping this wine full of energy the last 25+ years. The tannin now fully integrated. A lovely bottle that is drinking well in the sunset of its life. A fabulous pairing with Cacciucco. Drink now. — 25 days ago
Classic Chianti Classico flavor profile in a broad-shouldered package. Nose shows dried cherry, cedar and forest floor, stony gravel. Mouthfilling, with good concentration for an annata, flavors fruity at first and then quickly turning savory and minerally. Light tannin, good middle-of-the-road acidity. Medium long finish. Great value. — 19 days ago
Best Chianti Classico I’ve had to date. So polished and elegant. Can’t get enough. — a day ago