Saturday 11 February 2012

Another 2007 Chianti

Following up the imprints that the 2007 Vigna del Sorbo and Rancia did, I opened this one. Another strong showing for the 2007 Chianti´s.

2007 Chianti Classico, Castello Fonterutoli
A deep, penetrating, finely tuned nose with notes of fresh red and black cherries, Valrhona chocolate, new expensive leather and the dust from a Tuscan gravel road. Very balanced and fine. It has power, elegance and finesse. Very, very fine.
The taste is medium big, balanced and very fresh with lots of sweet black cherries, dark chocolate and lovely tannins, that are polished with the finest sandpaper. A long, structured finish. Still, of course, very young, but this is, with some air, drinking great right now. But I guess it will be even better in 5+ years time. Almost as good as the Rancia. Will be fun comparing these further down the road.
93p   (tasted 2012/02)

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