I do not normally post Chianti notes, but I do drink them often, especially the Felsina offerings. I’m also often drinking them quite young, I do like that charm but also understand how they can age. I just choose to use my limited cellar space to mature other things. This 1997 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia turned me on my head, whether I should rethink that a little. The maturity here really allowed this wine to develop a level of complexity and range of expression that I generally do not experience in my Chianti drinking. Both nose and palate were in synch with sweet dried red fruits (even a little sour cherry), dry earth, wet tobacco and old leather. Showed some soft spice and rose petals as well. Had a bit of rustic charm, a little graininess in the finish, but tannins fully integrated. Absolutely lovely wine.
Sounds really great.
I don’t drink enough Chianti. Hell, I don’t really drink any Chianti.
Every time I see a note like this it makes me realize I need to drink more Chianti. Something to work on in 2021.
Thanks for the note!
I’m one of those “newbies” and i’ve got many branches and fingerlings running as i discover “my palate”…but a solid take for me with all these QPR yada yada’s…has been Chianti. Not too far behind has been Spanish rioja reserves and GR. All while hunting down Roberts BDX recommends
Oh and Dennis, I bought my first JJ Prum 2 days ago but have yet to Krug plunge (waiting for my 2020 Bonus check maybe)