Gaetano D'Aquino Chianti Riserva 2004 wine review by (PB)
This is one of the great value wines of 09. I paid an absurd $7 for this and is superior. Great bouquet of chocolate with black pepper, spice, cherries, and with a little air, cinnamon arises.
Palate--Nice Sangiovese traits on a well made foundation with more cherry and a super value so raise a glass. This is a truly classic Tuscan varietal and should cost twice this much if not more! If I am able to get down to Boston where I found it, I am stocking up!
(Later addition 11-7-09; I just returned from a quick trip to Boston expressly to buy more of this wine! What does that mean? $14 in tolls; $35 in gas; 8 hours of driving. ) I grabbed a case as well as a few more treasures. Now THAT's raising a glass!)