Monday, 22 December 2014

Chianti Classico - Three More Bottles From 1964

Time to end the Chianti chapter in my 1964 collection. The three previous bottles was not much to write home about. Lets see how these three perform.

1964 Chianti Classico Brolio Riserva, Barone Ricasole
A mature, somewhat restrained nose with notes of dried red cherries, saw dust, liquorice, ripe red apples and fried herbs. Opens up a bit but then a sweaty sock scent comes and goes. A bit fragile, but to and fro it has a fine mature nose.
The taste is mature, slim and dry with notes of lingonberries, dried red cherries, bakelite and dusty rosemary. A tad foursquare finish. Ok with food but to dry and linear on its own.
78p   (tasted 2014/12)

1964 Chianti Classico, Castello di Uzzano
A big, mature, funky nose with notes of cooked cherries, old leather, undergrowth, warm rosemary and some mature Pecorino cheese. A good depth. Very good even though the funk.
The taste is mature, tight and warm with a good structure and notes of red cherries, worn leather, tobacco and rosemary ham. A medium long, warm finish. Has a good grip still. Very good.
86p   (tasted 2014/12)

1964 Chianti Classico, Fattoria di Montagliari
The last but not the least! A warm, finely tuned and mature nose with notes of ripe red and black cherries, pipe tobacco, thyme, sweet flowers and expensive soap. Deep and fine. A very fine maturity. Very, very good.
The taste is warm, spicy and mature with notes of ripe cherries, dark fudge, worn leather, fried thyme and moist undergrowth. Long and structured. Fully mature but not in the least over the hill. Drinking very fine.
90p   (tasted 2014/12)

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