Saturday 9 April 2016

Home Made Pizza & Two 1985 Chianti

A whole day of unpacking my wine books, and some other unimportant stuff...:-) What do we need for dinner - lets try out the new oven and make some nice pizza´s!

1985 Chianti Classico, Castello di Ama
On its own, a bit overmature. With a succulent truffle salami pizza it however delivers the goods, with notes of undergrowth, dried strawberries, dry herbs and balsamic vinegar. Good but barely hanging in there.
The taste is big and sweet with lots of maturity and notes of ripe red cherries, raspberry liquorice, moist earth and tobacco. The finish is medium long and warm. Fully mature and then some, matched the food in a good way but a tad, just a tad, over the hill.
84p   (tasted 2016/04)

Lots of bottles made!

1985 Chianti Classico Riserva, Badia a Coltibuono
Aaaah, a whole other ball game - still young, fresh and vigorous. The nose is deep and ripe, just entering the first stages of maturity, with notes of ripe red and black cherries, Tuscan gravel, coffee powder, rosemary and some tobacco. Very fine. Structured and sweet. Very, very good.
The taste is tight, seedy and focused with notes of sweet/sour cherries, tobacco, cigarette ashes and a hint of dry chocolate. The finish is long, warm and showing of some perfectly dry tannins in the end. This is on top of its game, according to this bottle. I bought three, the first was corked, this was heaven, hopefully the third resembles this one.
92p   (2016/04)

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