Monday, September 10, 2007

Querciabella Chianti Classico 2004 wine review by (PB)

Down in Boston visiting (NW) after a great Monday finishing round of the PGA tour Deutsche Bank Tournament, we settled in for a nice casual dinner with the ladies. (NW) brought this wine out for me to taste blind. The wine was garnet with a front bouquet of fresh cherries with an underlayer of daffodils.

The palate was tight not having breathed but there was potential with sharp tannins and middle fruit. It needed to breathe.

After giving it some time to open, it emerged as a nicely balanced and tasty treat. I guessed it to be a 2003 Chianti Classico or possibly a Super Tuscan because it just didn't have the classic Sangiovese nose. (Which it did with more air time...) (NW) paid around $29 for it.

This was a wine (NW) and I had with our wives in Greve, Italy a couple years back. Ah, the sweet memories a wine can hold. Raise a glass to a great wine region and a great country!

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