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.

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