There are so many truly great values in 2015/2016 Chiant's that this one was a bit disappointing.  That is a bit harsh, as this is an excellent wine.  But for the price and pedigree, more was expected (which is perhaps a bit unfair).  Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has cherries, slight coffee and a bit of forest floor.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, ripe fruit.  Not the level of acidity that I come to expect in chianti, but some.  Light tannins.  Cherry fruit with underlying dust and earthiness.  Good finish.  Perhaps this is a bit shut down at this point.  It is tasty and worked well with a pasta and tomato sauce.  This will be interesting to watch but based on this bottle, drink over the next five to seven years.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90
Vintage: 
2015
Current Price: 
$35.00USD

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