Deep ruby color. Unremarkable smell, alcohol and cherry, no apparent oak. Warm cherry fruit flavor, a bit thin, but in no way objectionable. Adequate acid to balance the fruit.
The next day no surprise, the wine renains open and fruit-forward. It’s not profound, but it is pleasant and rewarding.
I admit that nostalgia for the packaging (the fiasco) was a significant reason for deciding to buy this rather than some other Chianti for a like price. I wouldn’t buy this again for $13.79, but bring the price down under $10 and we’re talking.
14 hours ago