Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chianti Classico Had To Be Here Somewhere!

Castello Banfi 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva, $12.74-$18.99, 88 points, is a wonderful Red Tuscan Table Wine, and if you are serving almost any typical Italian cuisine, this will please most and not cost you your pension.
Dense Red Color, with a bit of cherry and plum on the nose (this carries over to flavor), followed by a light-to-medium-body, and enough layers of flavor-hints to please the curious.
This wine can be found almost everywhere.

Toscolo Tuscan 2005 Chianti Classico, $16.79-$21.00, 89 points, is very similar, but a bit more floral, with a more European earthiness and leather, yet still quite smooth. The flavor is only as good as the Banfi, but maybe a bit more interesting.
This wine is not so easy to find.
I bought it as a "Close-out" at the Coliseum Dr. Nashua, NH. Liquor Store, but I also saw it at the Mobil Station on Routes 111 and 93.


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