88.jpg92This is rich, tannic, charming Chianti, a delightful addition to the table. Smoke, fresh cherry, and blueberry come through on the nose. Red fruit leads on the palate, black cherry and rhubarb, and black fruit makes an appearance on the mid-palate, blueberry and blackberry. Tobacco leaf and pepper also show up. Tannins are big, round, complex, mouth-filling, and are paired with big enough acids to match. Drink with Stracotto di Manzo alla Fiorentina. Highly Recommended. 92 points.

WHO: Marchesi Mazzei
WHAT: Sangiovese (90%), Malvesia Nera (2%), Colorino (3%), Merlot (5%)
WHERE:  Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico DOCG
DESIGNATION: Castello di Fonterutoli
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $25

 

 

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