Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sangiovese, the End

The fourth sangiovese wine of the evening was a 2001Geografico Chianti Classico.  This wine reminded me of an old Bette Davis movie, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?  Calling this wine over the hill was would be an understatement.  Old, tired and used up.

There was some faded fruit of a decent level, but what were once most likely cherries were now raisins and prunes.  The acid was a little flat and the tannins were harsh.  Considering this was a very good to excellent vintage in Tuscany this wine should not have been this far gone.

12.5% alcohol.

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