Editorial Reviews for Melini Sangiovese Blend Chianti Borghi d'Elsa
Seems a bit dumb on the nose, showing some bitter almond and green strawberry notes. On the palate this is not the most expressive, but boy is it well balanced and lively without being lean. Round and smooth with simple cherry and strawberry fruits, delivered with nice richness and really attractive structural balance. This is absolutely gluggable, though it does gain some added richness with air and nice herbal, slightly stemmy top notes. The finish is grippy and a touch coarse, but with more than enough fruit to keep this very attractive. 87pts
As GDP says, "we don't need fancy stuff". Since I'm a total philistine I wouldn't have known the difference. Lots of complex oak aromas and red fruit, fairly pleasant to take in. Pretty heavy body with lots of acidity, making it a good pairing for your favorite italian red gravy dishes. Well balanced, finish is a little buttery and concludes nicely.
A little red and black pepper on the nose, scrumptious fruit, brighter on the palate, lighter bodied and easy to drink.
Always a solid choice, often seen on wine lists. Rich, dark fruit, not too acidic, with a minerally cocoa taste reminiscent of Ovaltine, or is that Tootsie Roll?
Really not a bad bottle of wine especially for the price! 5.49
Pretty good for an inexpensive Chianti, nice and smooth, no sharpness.
Fairly plain chianti. Not objectionable, fairly smooth, but really not distinguished, either.
External Reviews for Melini Sangiovese Blend Chianti Borghi d'Elsa
Bright and gentle, this peppery red feels ripe and soft. It has the spicy bite of pepperoncini to match a charry, thin-crusted pizza.
This medium-bodied red offers sweet plum on the nose, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.
If you think that Chianti is a big, heavy wine, be prepared to be surprised. Melini is an old (founded in 1705) and respected Tuscan estate, and renowned winemaker Nunzio Capurso has crafted a soft, smooth and most enjoyable Chianti. Enjoy with pasta, pizza or sharp provolone.
There's cherry and licorice on the nose of this crisp, lighter-style wine. Bright, tart fruit and cocoa accents follow on the palate, and it's bright and moderately tannic on the finish. A good pizza-pasta partner, this will even out over the next 12 months and drink well through 2004.
SummaryBorghi dElsa takes its name from the picturesque villages that line the Elsa River: Monte Reggiani, Colle, San Gimignano and Certaldo.Terroir: This Chianti is sourced from select vineyard sites in the heart of Chianti along the south facing slopes of the Elsa river. The vineyards line the river on well-exposed hillsides that reach elevations of over 1,200 feet, with a blend of alberese, marl and limestone soils.Vinification: The Borghi dElsa is vinified in a traditional Tuscan style; grapes are macerated for 10 days with frequent remontage (punching down of the cap) to bring out additional fruit and character. Aging takes place over a period of 6 months in a combination of large oak casks and neutral stainless steel tank.Total Alcohol: 12.5%NotesThe 2010 Borghi DElsa has intense, fragrant and elegant aromas of blackberries and raspberries, with violet and Florentine iris notes. On the palate, the taste is dry, full, harmonious and slightly tannic, with an elegant aftertast...
Round and open, offering cherry, raspberry and spice flavors. Leaves a fresh impression on the finish. Drink now.
Food Pairings for Melini Sangiovese Blend Chianti Borghi d'Elsa
The 2010 Borghi D'Elsa has intense, fragrant and elegant aromas of blackberries and raspberries, with violet and Florentine iris notes. On the palate, the taste is dry, full, harmonious and slightly tannic, with an elegant aftertaste of toasted almond and fruits of the forest
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