Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Vignamaggio Chianti Classico 2003 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant nose of black cherry, earth, and mushrooms
Minerals and more cherry on the palate
Finish tapers nicely with cocoa, spices, and earth
Prior vintages of this wine have always tasted good. There's no mistaking the usual Sangiovese tartness layered with Tuscan earthiness and charm. With the 2003 however, there's more depth and rich layers than I remember in other years. It's a very nice wine.
I found a rare magnum of this wine at a liquor store in the North End neighborhood of Boston. The price was $35. After putting together a special menu, we invited good friends over who visited Vignamaggio with us years ago. It was fun to pop the cork.
Raise a glass!