5 Top Value Sangiovese Wines from 2009

A wonderful year for entry level Chianti


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2009 Poggiotondo Chianti Cerro del Masso 13% $16

Tightly floral with notes of violet and spice accenting a fruit-driven nose layered over wood spice. The oak shows a bit more nuttiness and oak with air. Smooth and fruity in the mouth in a fairly opulent style. This has nice acidity helping to keep things lively, but has a certain sheen to it with wood tannins emerging on the short, cocoa-tinged finish. 87pts

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