The color of this relatively young wine says it is peaked and heading south; a very slight cola beginning to come through an otherwise garnet hue.
Bouquet--One of my favorite reliable inexpensive Chianti's that has something special going for it, yields wonderful macerated cherry fruit with all kinds of great forest floor nuances, cigar box with cocoa and other fragrances; really nice!
Palate-- silky presence with mature tannins, a mid palate bitterness with somewhat tight mature fruit. Finishes with stewed fruit.
This favorite is further along than I would have guessed; drink NOW and enjoy mature Chianti!!!
I paid $16 for this and consider it a value wine with fond remembrances! Raising a glass to my favorite and only Valentine!