I am finding myself getting back on the Chianti kick. This is what started it all for me back around 1971. Back in the old days I was drinking almost exclusively Chianti. Then it had to be in a straw basket because in was cheap and the bottles were re-used to decorate the apartment. Seems kinda funny now, but I bet most of you who were drinking wine at that time were doing the same, at least until lava lamps appeared. After a while I found that Chianti came in regular bottles also and at a wide range of prices. Now after a few years of very rarely opening one at home, I am now getting addicted again. So, last week I filled my wine fridge up with a selection of Chiantis.
A very nice ruby red color with aromas of black cherry, some currant, a little leather and a hint of tobacco and chocolate. Smooth in the mouth with lots of red fruit and a hint of sweetness which is not typical of Chiantis I've had in the past. At least those I remember. The wine finished moderately long, smooth with a small taste of Kahlua.
This was a very nice Italian wine that paired very well with a nice Italian dinner and helped satisfy my present craving for Chianti. (for now) Highly recommended.