Saturday, October 06, 2012

Querceto Chianti Classico 2008 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

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!

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