21 October 2006

Italy: Tuscany



2004 Le Ciciole Chianti Classico $22
Nose is straighfoward with a slight resin and anise character with black cherry; once in bocca, releases lots of just ripe and refreshing bing cherry. Medium tannis and light ot medium body. Grab a flank steak and go!

2004 Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino $30
A baby Brunello! Great nose to mouth cohesion. This wine reminds me of a wonderful risotto I had in Piemonte of just ripe blackberry with porcini mushrooms. Nose: those balckberries, touch of fresh porcini and a hint of plum cake (Merlot?). Medium body that's plush and savory. The wine will give you all the joy of a Brunello at half the price.

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