Monday, November 24, 2014

Spalletti D.O.C.G. 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva

Spalletti D.O.C.G. 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva, $12.74-$26.99, 89 points, poured nearly core-black trending a coppery blood red with a broad transparent rim ring.
Hints of roses, oak, and blackberry smells could barely be teased-out from all the swishing and swilling I could reasonably do.
Medium-bodied with good acidity and moderate tannin carried time/air improved flavors of mint, cherries, and bourbon notes which traversed long into the finish of escalating hot spices, tannins, and the 13.5% alcohol.


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