Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rocca delle Macie 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva

Rocca delle Macie 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva, $16.14-$24.99, 89 points, has a garnet to ruby color with flashes of violet and a large transparent rim.
The aroma began cardboard-like, but blossomed beautifully into sweet spice-box with cedar notes.
A medium bodied wine, the Rocca delle Macie 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva is balanced, having competent acidity with an ample tannic presence which seem swept away with the blackberry, boysenberry, tart cherry, and dusty plum which is carried onto a fair finish with added spice.
Just a side note on varietals, there is 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot with 90% Sangiovese in this wine.


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