Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tramonti Chianti Classico 2003 wine review by (PB)

Stopping in "The Clown" in Belfast, Maine, "Billy" of this blog and myself had the privilege of meeting the owner and Khris the manager. I was surprised to find that the owner had her own bottled creation from Castellina (Tuscany) by the name of their vineyard of the same name. Billy sprang for this upper tier Chianti Classico which sold for $25.

It is somewhat of an opaque dark red with classic Chianti bouquet of fruity licorice, pepper and a hint of candied sweetness.

The palate is full of black pepper and a bit course on opening. Decant!

After an hour and a half, the wine drinks well, is very pleasant, with a finish of cherries and pepper. This is a really nice Chianti. I don't know how well distributed it is, but if can get your hands on it, try it and say "Belissimo!" Then raise a glass.

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