Friday, May 30, 2008
Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2003 DOCG
90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot and Syrah make up this single vineyard Chianti Classico from Tuscany, Italy. Very dark ruby in color with a medium body, it gives off aromas of cherries, herbs, cloves, black pepper, and funky soil. So far so good... but this is where the fun stops. On the palate are sour cherries and a slight oak on the tip of the tongue, and a dry bitter medicinal finish that thankfully doesn't last all that long. It's just as well... I'm not crazy about this wine. It's in the low $20-25 and I can think of quite a few tastier reds in the $10 range.