Friday 6 November 2015

1975 Chianti Classico - Three More Bottles

A while back I bought a mixed case of 1975 Chianti´s. The two first bottles wasn´t fun... Time to open three more and see what I get this time.

1975 Chianti Classico Riserva, Castello di Monterinaldi
The Normale from the same vintage was really fine a couple of years back . This wasn´t. The nose is warm, mature and dry with notes of sweet/sour cherries, lingonberry juice, cigarette ash and old leather. Not much depth.
The taste is mature, dry and a bit foursquare with notes of cherry lemonade, moist earth, dried herbs and a touch inky. A dried up sweetness. Drinkable, but this has gone to far.
75p   (tasted 2015/11)

1975 Chianti Classico, Petroio
The nose is mature, round and dense with notes of bakelite, dried cherries, smoke, dried rosemary and a hint of dog fur. Old style and quite interesting without being great.
The taste is dry and mature but still delivers some fine cherry fruit, a taut structure and a long, warm finish. Good, especially with food. This has kept rather well but any remaining bottles should be drunk soon.
83p   (tasted 2015/11)

1975 Chianti Classico, Riecine
Corked! ¤%&#¤"%&%¤

This batch was no good either, although the Petroio did deliver some joy. Well, you win some, lose some.

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