Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bell'agio 2007 Chianti

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.

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