Thursday, August 07, 2008
Tomaiolo Chianti Classico Riserva 1999 wine review by (PB)
Mature hue with some life to go; bouquet is cherry with a little earthy mustiness and a note of licorice.
Palate--a bit out of whack (unbalanced), a mite tannic and a bit harsh. Flavors are tight and overall is just an austere wine with a finish that is a tad smokey.
my assessment would have been that this was a Chianti from a less than stellar vintage but 1999 was actually quite a good year. This is just an average made wine with not much to commend it especially at $20. Pass.
Posted by PB at 10:03 PM