Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Delicious Cancellation

It started very early early in the morning and it snowed for most of the day.  Thanks to the ten inches of snow that accumulated during the day the wine tasting featuring eight 2004 Barolos was postponed to a later date.  I had to make due with a 2010 Fontodi Chianti Classico with dinner.

It has been a year or so since I opened a bottle of this wine, and this was the first time I drank the 2010 vintage.  No disappointments at all.  There was a ton of fruit, that sense of dry, Tuscan earth and the acid and crispness that keeps things in balance.  Bursting with fruit on the front of the tongue, it moved seamlessly to the tannin on the side of the tongue and the wonderful crisp finish on the back.   There was a small bit of bitterness in the back of the throat, but that was still me recovering from the recent palate collapse and not the wine.   The neighbor didn't notice the bitterness at all.   

I have never been disappointed with a bottle of Fontodi Chianti Classico, and that string of delicious wines continued with this bottle.

2010 Fontodi Chianti Classico.  14% alcohol and $35.  

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