Saturday, July 26, 2008

Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2004 wine review by (PB)

Vibrant color with tart cherries and anise notes in the bouquet.

In the mouth it is tart. tight, and sporting perky tannins. It needs decanting.

With some breathing time, it becomes a more classically Tuscan wine but for the quality of the vintage (04 was a very good year) it is disappointingly shallow. This wine clearly needs a couple more years and seems to have some potential but certainly doesn't seem ready right now.

At $17, it is okay but not a value wine--at least not now. Raise a glass.

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