Saturday, November 14, 2009
Vignamaggio Chianti Classico "Mona Lisa" 1999 wine review by (PB)
On a recent Boston excursion, (NW) pulled this from his ample cellar--Ahhhhh, Venice!!!
(NW) and I and our 2 adoring babes for life, spent some time in Italy and laid our heads down at this working winery and birth home to Mona Lisa--Yes, THE Mona Lisa.
(NW) has had this cellaring for some time.
It presented with a mature rim and slight bricking with a very finessed bouquet of tobacco and dark cherry with slight hints of black pepper.
Palate--well integrated, with some lingering tannic structure but holding together an elegant blend of cherry and cedar notes.
Wow, the flood of memories from that trip...This is why wine is so special. It is more than a beverage; it is an experience and physician to the heart, mind and soul. One sip and I am in the sitting room of Vignamaggio pouring our own grappa while soaking in centuries of history. Ahhhhh, Chianti! Ahhh, Italy. Raise a glass to the only beverage miraculously metamorphosed from ordinary H2O by the Savior Himself!
Posted by PB at 4:47 PM