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Monday, February 23, 2009

2005 San Luigi Chianti Classico

This Chianti Classico is composed of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot and has a soft ruby red color which is quite typical for Sangiovese based wines. The aromas of this wine are quite expressive of the region and show great fruit complexity combined with a textbook Tuscan soil composition. I really enjoy the cherry cola, plum, and cranberry notes that are intertwined with soil, leather, and cinnamon infused dark chocolate. On the palate this wine is soft and seductive but has a perfect balance of acid and tannin. Flavors of tart cherry, red apple skin, red plum, pomegranate, leather, soil, and coco powder all make up what is a very impressive and complex wine. This wine would be absolutely brilliant with simple Italian foods such as spaghetti, lasagna, and pizza. 90 Points

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Sandy said...

Just had a fun tour a few days ago in wine country in Southern California. I love wine, though sometimes I'm not sure how knowledgeable about it I am. Plan to visit you frequently.

Sandy
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joeshico said...

The Tuscan wines have always been my favorite. I have enjoyed to San Luigi 2003 and have found it to be among the best. Now waiting for the 2006, which should be a banner year for Tuscan wines. Maybe the best since '99.

 
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