Monday, February 06, 2006

Posapiano Chianti Classico 2003 wine review by (PB)

On the pour this wine is rich in both color and bouquet. It is a deep purple garnet showing its youthfulness and a depth I don’t normally see in a Chianti this inexpensive. I paid $23 for it and it is a BARGAIN!

On opening there is a very nice bouquet of fresh red fruit with Sangiovese minerality that some describe as steely. It is just beautiful to the rim.

Yeast and olives abound with dried cherries prominent with considerable air. (Breathe this wine for a good 3 hours and decant it.) It will be an entirely different wine if you don’t take the time to do this.

In the mouth it is equally rich with muscular tannins but they really mellow out if you follow the breathing procedure I recommend.

Baked bread is also big in the mouth with fruit all over. This wine will hold well for another 3-5 years but is enjoyable now if you breathe it enough. This is one of the best Chianti’s I have had. We paired it with Sage pasta squares in Sage/Shallot butter. Magnificent!

Raise a glass!

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