Monday 29 December 2014

Drinking Tonight - 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva, Castello Monterinaldi

After tasting the 2010 Chianti Classico - - I was curious about the 2008 Riserva. Well, lets open one.

2008 Chianti Classico Riserva, Castello Monterinaldi
This needed some hours in a decanter before revealing nice aromas of sweet/sour cherries, dried rosemary, warm earth, worn leather and some dark cookie dough. Except for the cookie dough, a very traditional, old style nose. Very good.
The taste is still young and tight with notes of hard cherry candy, earth, old leather, dried herbs and lingonberry bushes. A high, fresh acidity. A touch of old balsamic vinegar. The finish is medium long and in the end a touch anemic. Today I prefer the 2010 Normale. But I have a hunch that this will evolve into something even better with time. And for 21 Euro I will buy a bunch. 
87p   (tasted 2014/12)

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