Smoked pork belly with sour cherry and cranberry on the nose. Slight hints of incense, coal and pencil shavings. The palate is gamy and rich. Reminiscent of bone marrow. Dark berry fruit over animal fat. It's very savory. It's so salty and savory it rather lacks a balance of fruit. Perhaps it needs more time to integrate.
Excellent wine. Full, rich plum and sour cherry flavors and aromas give way to a palate that is rich and velvety but not heavy, nor is it woody or stiff. Supple, smooth--everything you are looking for in a Chianti and never find--especially not under $20.
Pours a light crimson color with light pink hues on the edges. Simple nose with some light red cherries and raspberries. Starts off with a mild amount of fruit and lasts throughout. Not overly complex. This wine seems to have a lot of acidity but not much else. Not a wine to drink alone as it needs food to take away from the acidity. We served this with some pasta and red gravy. This is an affordable easy drinker.
Such a great value Chianti. Drinks like a $40 bottle. $14.99 EWM
Drink between 2013 and 2016
External Reviews for Castello d'Albola Chianti
Very attractive aromas of blackberries, flowers and plums. Medium-bodied, with light tannins and a juicy finish. Best after 2003.
Initial scents of oak and spice give way to dried rose and sweet cherry. Plump and full. For pasta.
Pretty dried cherry and plum character, with a citrus and cream undertone. Medium body. Fresh finish. Drink now.
#47 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010.90 Points - Wine Spectator The wine offers a brilliant ruby red color. As time passes, the hue is enriched with garnet tones that, as the years go by, lighten fur
Slightly one-dimensional, but with lots of clean and fresh cherry character. Medium-bodied, with light tannins and a crispy fruity aftertaste. Drink now.
The charming, light-bodied, fruity, soft 1996 Chianti Classico will be a crowd-pleaser. Supple, with a medium ruby color, good cherry fruit, and an easy-going finish, it will drink well for 1-2 years.
A pretty, floral, medium to light-bodied Chianti Classico, showing strawberry and spice with soft and pliant tannins and an appropriate touch of acidity.
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Dietary Information: Kosher
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