Well, you have to have something for lunch, right? I opened these two to go with a BLT with a hefty dose of truffle mayo. Yummmy!
1982 Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano Riserva, Agricoltore Chianti Geografico da Vecam
This bottle comes from a cooperative that 17 wine growers started in 1961. Now they are 200 partners, more info here.
The nose is lovely with lot of different autumn aromas with additional notes of dried cherries, cigarette smoke, violets and dried herbs. A very fine maturity. A bit subdued but in a refined way, Very, very good.
The taste is cool, mature and dry with notes of lingonberries, red cherries, gravel, herbs and dry liquorice. A fine, laid back finish with a dried up sweetness and a nice warmth. I think I caught it in the knick of time, from here it will only get more dry and hollow. A great match to the BLT.
89p (tasted 2015/12)
1982 Chianti Rufina Riserva, Fattoria Selvapiana
The nose is a bit stifled at first and it never really lifts, but there are some nice notes of black cherries, warm gravel, dusty tobacco and old leather. A bit rustic.
The taste is mature, warm and dry with notes of dried cherries, dried herbs, warm gravel and old dusty chocolate. The finish is medium long and very dry. Went ok with the BLT but a bit too dry on its own.