OK.  So when we did this tasting, we had six Chianti's.  I went thru the lineup.  Then we invited friends over and about ten more people tried the wines.  I revisit them that night, the next night and finish on day 3.  This was almost the unanimous wine of the night.  If it was labelled Brunello or even a Super Tuscan, i think the scores would have been higher.  Of course, there is always something that says the best Chianti's can't score that high.  I have never subscribed to that philosophy as producers like Felsina and Fontodi deserve higher scores.  Well add this one to the list.   A blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Colorino.  Purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose has black cherries, cedar, slight fennel and hints of earl grey tea.  On the palate, this is soft and pretty in texture.  Medium firm tannins at this stage.  Nice black cherry fruit with some anise.  Complex and layered, it unwinds in the glass.  Layers of fruit, forest floor and cedar.  A nice backbone of acidity.  Long finish.  There is some warmth bit not hot.  Just delicious but contemplative.  Consumed over three days, it was probably best on day 2, but great on all three days.  This drinks great on its own but will work well with grilled meats or fowl or grilled veggies too.  It probably won't get better but should be great drinking for the next ten to fifteen years.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95
Vintage: 
2020

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