Aziano Chianti Classico DOCG Toscana Italy Red 2003
Popped and poured. Nose is light with strawberry and the tiniest hint of alcohol heat. On the palate I'm getting some nice tannins! CT says this is past its drinking window, but I'm not so sure. I think this may have a little more time in it yet. Solid tannic structure, still drying the mouth on the finish. Fruit is a bit subdued, so probably nearing its peak. Will let sit for a couple hours and report back once its breathed a bit.After 90 min. being open, getting serious aromas of fig. Flavors of berry and chocolate. Tannins are still very noticable. Impressive, given the $10 price. Nice QPR.
Everyday drinking, for Italian, especially like it with my Positanese-style cooking
External Reviews for Aziano Chianti Classico DOCG Toscana Italy Red
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