Wine Review: Castello D’Albola Chianti

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Wine: Castello D’Albola Chianti Classico

Vintage: 2009

Country & Region: Chianti, Italy

Tasted Where and When: 10 June, 2014 – Home

Color: Lighter red than I am used to, but still a good, rich, rosey color. No hints of brown or blue

Clarity: Very clear, most likely due to the lightness of the color.

Aroma: Smells dry, as much as a wine can anyway, with the aroma of tart fruit foretelling deep tannins

Flavor: Opens up dry, with a crisp, but tart, flavor. Long on the lingering taste, it softens as it develops on the palette. Hints of licorice and dry, sour fruit. Full bodied, round, with a good mouth feel. Leaves a thick taste on the tongue.

Comments: A good Chianti – but a reminder as to why a chianti is never too high on my list of memorable wines. It has an excellent and complex flavor that develops as you drink each sip, but I never enjoy tart wines with heavy tannin. A good wine to pay attention to as you drink it, because if you don’t, the nuances will be lost on you.

Rating: 6

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About thegentlemanandscholar

Southern Gentleman transplanted to southern California. I like a good whiskey, wine, or cigar, and try to enjoy the finer things in life. I am a veteran, a writer, a soldier, a businessman, a student, and a sartorialist.
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