Friday 11 May 2012

Another 1975 Chianti

Finally - friday evening - and with some pasta, serrano and a mustard-garlic-cream-sauce - I opened another 1975 Chianti. The cork crumbled and fell to pieces. And at first it smelled down right ugly.
I filtered the wine through a tea strainer (that have never been used to anything by wine) and let it sit for an hour. And as a ugly duckling transformes, this 37 year old Chianti became just beautiful...:-)

1975 Chianti Classico, Castello di Monterinaldi
At first, as mentioned above, rather restrained, but with air lovely notes of dark cherry jam, mature red apples, muscovado sugar, pipe tobacco and wet earth emerge. Very deep and, still, powerful. A greath depth.
The taste is tight, fresh for its age and warm with notes of red and black cherries, dark chocolate, warm earth and some dried mushrooms. Long, warm and very fine. There is a lovely warmth in this wine. Mature, yes, but in a lovely drinking window. A lovely sweetness. Great wine.
92p   (tasted 2012/05)


  1. Wow! Some chiantis seems to be made of stone ;) Drank a '99 the other day not made of stone...

  2. Yes, Fredrik, I was surprised myself over the longevity for these "ordinary" chianti´s, but I´m not complaining...:-)