Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2005 DOCG tasting notes
©2008 photo by dave trieger
This dry red Chianti Classico is a cooperative effort from a few different local producers in Gaiole In Chianti. The vinification process is done separately by each of the producers, and then aged in French oak barriques, then followed by further aging in the bottle. Right now I'm letting it decant for a few hours. Ok, I'm back... the first I thing noticed on the nose was a waft of a deep woodsy aroma, and plum. The color is a deep ruby/cranberry and is a medium weight: on the palate there is sour cherry, leather, and tobacco. This one is around $19.