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2006 Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva
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very good, but not the expected greatness
by lev96
I opened the Viticcio last night with pork sausage and peppers. I figured it should have been a perfect match. Though I liked it, I was slightly disappointed considering it was #35 on WS top 100 list. Still, I'd give it 4 stars. It had a nice spiciness for a chianti, good balance and plenty of nuances.


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The trademark of wines from Tuscany, and especially those from the region of Chianti, was once the fiasco. This straw-colored flask may carry associations of lengthy rustic meals out on the portico of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, but this romantic reverie must be interrupted with a burst of reality...
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