This is not your regular Chianti. Deep garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is great with cherries, slight anise, slight tea leaves and spice. Full bodied. Great backbone of acidity. On the palate, lots of bright cherries with some anise. Long finish. Deep and complex. Light tannins. Drinking great now and will continue for another ten to fifteen years. This works great with food, pasta with a tomato sauces is a classic choice.