Saturday, 19 October 2019

2012 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna La Cataste, Quercia Al Poggio


2012 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna La Cataste, Quercia Al Poggio
Tasted in February, and loved it then, I thought it was time for a test drive on one of the bottles I bought. It needed an hour in the decanter to open up (note to self, wait with the remaining bottles 6+ years) and then it revealed notes of salt licorice, sun matured rosemary, sweet/sour cherries and a recently polished mahogany side board. Very, very fine.
The tasted is expressive, tight and focused with notes of graphite, gravel, sweet tobacco and plenty of ripe black cherries. A minute long finish with taut tannins. Wait.
93p   (tasted 2019/10)

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