Castellare 2012 Chianti Classico, $21.99-$24.99, 89 points, poured a deep pomegranate red with orange flashes and a broad clear rim ring.
Aromatic with the pleasant smells of roses, grape notes, and blackberry.
The medium body carried mouth-watering acidity with firm and manicured tannins which trailed a bit astringent.
Flavors of tart pomegranate, plum, mulberry, watermelon, with hints of tobacco and strawberry were good.
Finished fair on a well integrated 13.5% alcohol with hints of mint and mild spice.
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