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2008 Poggio al Sole Chianti Classico
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2009

Medium red.  Piercing aromas of pomegranate, sour cherry, flowers and leather.  Silky, juicy and vibrant, with tangy flavors of sweet/tart cherry and flowers.  Distinctly pinot-like in the way it delivers flavor impact without excess weight.  Expands nicely on the suave back end, finishing with serious dusty tannins and lingering perfume.  This style is remarkably food-friendly.

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Consistent Chianti Classico
03/29/2012
by Malkin12760261
As before, light but nice and complex, great to drink right away.

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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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