Saturday, October 06, 2012
Querceto Chianti Classico 2008 Wine Review (NW)
Raspberry, floral notes, and some brine on the nose
Medium bodied on the palate
More raspberry with some tobacco and savory herbs on the finish
This is a pure expression of Chianti Classico. Recognizing the region's wines have gotten richer and more expressive over the past 10 years, I recommend this as a great example of value priced Chianti Classico that drinks exceptionally well with a variety of food and even has the stuffing for intermediate-term cellaring. Rich fruit and spice with savory accents has become the hallmark of a region that early in my wine career produced light-bodied, acidic red wines that required a certain percentage of white grapes in the blend. Things have evolved nicely in Chianti!
Expect to pay $12-14 for this wine, and raise a glass!