Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2008 Podere Le Cinciole Chianti Classico “Le Cinciole” Tuscany, Italy.
This is a wonderful Classico that delivers fresh Sangiovese flavors and character with loads of charm and life, not only is it fun and food friendly, but is a richly textured and deep Chianti that is a steal. The nose is full of herbs, dried flowers and red fruits with hints of mineral and licorice all of which are present on the palate as well along with blackberry, plum and strawberry fruits, while tobacco leaf, cedar and truffle play in the background. This is a super wine and shows the glories of the Tuscan terroir perfectly, I hope to enjoy a few bottles of this wine again soon, this is a pure and complex Chianti Classico that intrigues and seduces, don’t miss this one!
($25 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive